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A member of the notorious Rochdale gang who impregnated a 13-year-old girl has protested his deportation to Pakistan, claiming he is barely surviving on benefits and has been treated “like a political football”.
Adil Khan, 51, had previously been told that he would be sent back to Pakistan for the public good, after he was part of a gang convicted of a catalog of serious s*xual offenses in May 2012.
For two years, beginning in early 2008, girls as young as 12 were harassed with alcohol and drugs and gang-raped in rooms above takeaway shops and transported to different apartments in taxis where the girls were paid cash to use.
Khan and Qari Abdul Rauf, who are still free to move around Rochdale, were among nine Asian men convicted of s*x crimes against vulnerable girls in 2012. Police fear as many as 47 victims may have been set up by the gang.
Since their release from prison, they have waged a lengthy legal battle against deportation, filing multiple legal challenges and appeals, spanning seven years before 11 different judges, on the grounds that deportation would interfere with their human rights.
Khan, who claims he is surviving on benefits after the Home Office took away his driving licence, had said he had renounced his Pakistani citizenship, which meant his exile from Britain, which would make him “stateless”. and should prevent your deportation.
The failure to deport any of the gang members has sparked widespread anger in Rochdale, where the victims realized they had been living alongside their recently released tormentors.
A number of interior ministers have also come under fire after being accused of failing to act after members of the group were ordered deported in 2015.
But now both Khan and Rauf will finally know if they can stay in the UK after their deportation case was set for later this year.
Khan told an immigration hearing on Wednesday that they had been treated like a “political football” and that he could not afford to travel to London to hear his final appeal in June.
He got a 13-year-old girl pregnant but denied being her father, then met another girl, 15, and trafficked her to others using violence when she complained.
Rauf, a father of five, trafficked a 15-year-old girl for s*x, taking her to out-of-the-way areas to have s*x with her in his taxi and taking her to a flat in Rochdale where he and others had s*x with her.
He was jailed for six years and released in November 2014 after serving two years and six months of his sentence, before returning to Rochdale with his wife and five children.
The main victim of the s*x networking gang, known as Girl A, previously criticized the government for failing to expel convicted criminals from the country and demanded an explanation from the Home Secretary.
The 29-year-old previously told the Sun: ‘We were told they would be kicked out of the country. Knowing that it had been done would have been a great help to all of us as we tried to rebuild our lives.
“But instead we are still haunted by the pedophiles who raped and trafficked us. Every day we run the risk of tripping over them.
When asked about his attendance at the appeal hearing, he said
When asked about his attendance at the appeal hearing, he said: ‘I don’t have enough money to eat.
“For the last three years I have been surviving on child benefits, there is no way I can afford it to go to London.
“I would like to be protected from the football we are made of, from the politicians.”
Judge Charlotte Welsh granted an anonymity request for the attorneys representing Rauf, who is assisted by law, so that they not be named in any hearing reports.
An appeal hearing has been set for June 22.
Qari Abdul Rauf Quick and Facts
- Adil Khan, 51, and Qari Abdul Rauf, 52, will hear deportation appeal late this year
- Two men were part of the Rochdale grooming gang who were convicted in 2012
- Khan got a 13-year-old girl pregnant then used violence to traffic a 15-year-old
- Rauf had sex with a 15-year-old girl in his taxi and later shared her with others
- Police said up to 47 girls could have been targeted and groomed by the group