Men who raped girl in Bradford hotel room jailed

Two men who carried out a “vile and degrading” attack on a 13-year-old girl at a hotel in Bradford have both been jailed for 14 years.

Ismail Ali, 26, and father-of-three Naheem Uddin, 26, were accused of acting like “animals” after they picked up the teenager and took her to the Ibis hotel in Canal Road on April 18.

They tore her jeans when they ripped them off and later flung her shoes and knickers out of the window.

Jailing the pair for 14 years, Judge David Hatton QC told the pair: “You took it in turns to abuse her and each of you behaved like an animal.”

He told Ali and Uddin that although they didn’t know the girl was only 13, they didn’t care what age she was.

Judge Hatton said: “You knew that she was very young, and you knew that she was much younger than you.”

David McGonigal, prosecuting, told Bradford Crown Court, that the victim had self-harmed since she was attacked.

Married Uddin was found guilty of raping the girl, attempting to rape her and taking indecent photos of her. Ali was found guilty of two offences of rape and a charge of possession of the indecent photos, after Uddin sent them to his phone.

Detective Inspector Jon Best, Bradford District Police, said: Uddin and Ali subjected their young victim to a horrific ordeal and we welcome the sentences they have been given. We would firstly like to praise her for her courage in reporting their horrendous crimes and enabling them to be put before the courts. We hope today’s lengthy sentences will give her some comfort and allow her to move forward.”

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