February 2015

Two Slough men have been jailed for sexual offences against three girls

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Two men who sexually exploited underage girls at a flat in Slough have been jailed.

Esmatullah Haidaree, 46, of Farm Crescent and Azim Ahmed, 23, of Diamond Road, were sentenced at Reading Crown Court today.

The pair were found guilty  of abusing and exploiting three under-age girls following a two-and-a-half week trial in December.

Ahmed was jailed for six years for five counts of sexual activity with a child.

He was also made subject to a SOPO for 10 years and the Sex Offender’s Register for life.

Haidaree was sentenced to two years for two counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and four counts of sexual assault.

Haidaree was also made subject to a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) and the Sex Offender’s Register, both for 10 years.

During the sentencing the court heard how Ahmed used a flat in Stratfield Road, which was being looked after by Haidaree, to hold social occasions for underage girls.

The court heard how one of the girls was offered a place to stay in the flat by Ahmed after she fell out with her family.

Sentencing, Judge Joanna Cutts, said: “You exploited that girl, in my view grooming her, supplying her with money and food and bought her alcohol in order to have sexual intercourse with her.”

The court heard how other girls were targeted and brought to the flat for ‘social gatherings’ where they were sexually abused by the two men.

The court heard how Haidaree had got into a bed where one of the girls slept and put his hands under the cover to touch her and had also grabbed the breasts of a girl from behind.

“You, Mr Haidaree, clearly wanted to join in with the sexual activities that was taking place in the flat,” added Judge Cutts.

“In my view all of these sexual assaults were planned. Mr Ahmed you targeted young and vulnerable girls.”

The men were arrested in May and June last year following an investigation by Thames Valley Police’s Child Abuse Investigation Unit (CAIU).

Detective Sergeant Richard Jarvis said: “I am pleased with today’s sentences which reflect the severity of the offences committed by both Haidaree and Ahmed. Both took advantage of three young and vulnerable girls.

“The sentences should also send out a clear message to anyone targeting children in this way, that Thames Valley Police will not tolerate such criminality and will pursue and convict those responsible.

He added: “I would like to take this opportunity to once again thank the victims for their absolute bravery in coming forward and their courage in giving evidence at court last year. My thoughts continue to be with them, their families and also the witnesses who gave evidence.”

December 2014

Two Slough men guilty of child sex offences

Two men have been convicted of a number of sexual offences against three girls.

Esmatullah Haidaree, 45, of Farm Crescent, Slough, and Azim Ahmed, 23, of Diamond Road, Slough, were convicted at Reading Crown Court.

Haidaree was found guilty of two counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and four counts of sexual assault and Ahmed was convicted of five counts of sexual activity with a child.

Both had denied the offences, which were committed in 2013.

Sentencing is due to take place in February.

The pair were arrested in May and June last year following an investigation by Thames Valley Police’s Child Abuse Investigation Unit.

They were charged in March this year in relation to incidents involving three girls aged 14 and 15.

During the early hours of Sunday, 7 April 2013, the police were contacted by a member of the public who reported that two girls were in a flat in Slough sleeping on a spare mattress.

Police said they discovered that the girls, along with a third victim, had been abused by Haideree and Ahmed.

Det Sgt Richard Jarvis, officer in the case, thanked the girls for their “absolute bravery” in giving evidence at court.

“The actions of these two men were truly appalling,” said Adrian Foster, chief crown prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service.

“They are nothing less than vicious sexual predators.

“The jury saw through their fabrications and they must now face full responsibility for their despicable behaviour.”

Ahmed was found not guilty on one count of sexual activity with a child under 13 and two counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

They were charged on March 27 as a result of an investigation into alleged Child Sexual Exploitation and will appear at Slough Magistrates’ Court on Monday, April 14.

Ahmed was charged in connection with a total of eight offences, which are:

  • Engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a girl aged 13 to 15 between March 14 2013 and March 18 2013.

  • Engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a girl aged 13 to 15 between April 5 2013 and April 8 2013.

  • Four counts of engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a girl aged 13 to 15 between January 31 2013 and May 23 2013.

  • Two counts of causing/inciting a girl aged 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity – no penetration – between March 14 2013 and March 18 2013.

Haidaree was charged with six offences, which are:

  • Engaging in non penetrative sexual activity with a girl aged 13 to 15 between March 14 2013 and April 8 2013.

  • Two counts of engaging in non penetrative sexual activity with a girl aged 13 to 15 between January 31 2013 and May 23 2013.

  • Engaging in non penetrative sexual activity with girl aged 13 to 15 between March 14 2013 and March 18 2013.

  • Causing/inciting a girl aged 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity – no penetration – between January 31 2013 and May 23 2013.

  • Causing/inciting a girl aged 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity – no penetration – between March 14 2013 and March 18 2013