July 2019

Three Jailed for 13 Years Each After Serious Sexual Assault

Three men have been jailed after subjecting a teenager to a serious sexual assault in Huddersfield town centre.

The incident happened in the early hours of the morning on 14 July, when a 17-year-old girl was assaulted by three men in the subway that runs under the A62 Castlegate, between New North Road Baptist Church and the old Technical College building.

Abdul Latif Salih, aged 35, of Trinity Street, in Huddersfield, Saddam Muhamadaim, aged 26, of Blacker Road, Huddersfield and Bahaldin Doud, aged 21, of Village Terrace in Leeds, were all arrested and charged by police a couple of days after the attack after being forensically linked to the incident.

All three defendants were found guilty by a jury and on 11 March, two of the men received the following sentences at Leeds Crown Court:

Abdul Latif Salih, sentenced to 13 years for causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent, rape and one count of attempted rape.

Bahaldin Doud was sentenced to 13 years for two counts of attempted rape.

Saddam Muhamadaim, whose sentencing was postponed to today (5 July) was sentenced to 13 years for three counts of rape and one count of attempted rape.

The Judge also Commended the investigation team at the end of the trial.