Abid Saddiq, 38, was one of five men who’ve been jailed after subjecting seven young girls to four years of continued abuse.
Aftab Hussain, 40, Abid Saddiq, 38, Masaued Malik, 35, Sharaz Hussain, 35 and two men who cannot be named for legal reasons, abused girls after picking them from school.
During a trial, the jury heard how the girls were targeted due to their vulnerability and were given alcohol and drugs before some were assaulted by multiple men between 1998 and 2002.
During the seven-week trial Abid Saddiq had seen his victim’s mother in a local market and said: “I f****d your daughter the other day”.
Victim impact statements read out to Sheffield Crown Court, victims were scared to visit the town centre and certain “hotspots” in the area where offences took place as they “brought back memories”.
Saddiq who was 21 years old at time of offence, was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Sharaz Hussain was sentenced to four years in prison.
Masaued Malik, serving a 15 year sentence for similar offences, will spend a further five years behind bars.
Aftab Hussain, 40, will serve 24 years in jail.
Senior Investigating Officer, Philip Marshall, said the men had exploited vulnerable girls.
Kate Hurst, from the Crown Prosecution Service, added: “Each of these men knew the girls were either vulnerable and underage. They were reckless and did not care if they were children or not.”
“The victims in this case have shown immense courage and bravery in re-living what happened to them and I would like to thank them for helping us bring their abusers to justice.”