Sex offender jailed for 18 years as victim describes her ordeal
A 36-year-old man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison as part of Operation Bullfinch and work by police into the sexual abuse of young girls in the Oxford area.
Tilal Mahdi of Friars Street, Hereford was convicted by a jury at Oxford Crown Court of:
Conspiracy to rape a girl under 16 – sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment
Conspiracy to indecently assault a girl under 16 – sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment
Conspiracy to rape a girl under 16 years – sentenced to 12 years’ imprisonment
Trafficking within the UK for sexual exploitation – sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment
Arranging or facilitating child prostitution of a child under the age of 18 years – sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment.
The sentences are all to run concurrently.
Mahdi is the tenth man to be convicted and sentenced as part of Operation Bullfinch.
The charges relate to two girls in the Oxford area and other cities within England.
The girls were aged between 13 and 15 at the time of the offences.
Victim of Tilal Mahdi bravely tells her story, speaking frankly about the abuse she suffered