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Ipswich: Three guilty in Chevallier Street teen sex slave case

15:18 27 February 2013

The house in Chevallier Street where the girl was held

The house in Chevallier Street where the girl was held

THREE men have been convicted today of abducting a 13-year-old girl and forcing her to become their sex slave.

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The girl, from a “troubled” family, was subjected to a string of assaults over four days after being trafficked from her home in London to a house in Chevallier Street, Ipswich, prosecutor Riel Karmy-Jones had told Norwich Crown Court.

Suran Uddin, 28, of St Matthew’s Row, Bethnal Green, London; Mohammed Sheikh, 31, of Seaton Point in Hackney, London; and Hamza Ali, 38, of Chilford Road, Waltham Forest, London, denied various sex offences during a three-week trial.

But following three days of jury deliberations, Uddin, Sheikh and Ali were today all found guilty of conspiracy to traffick in the UK, and supplying a class B drug to the victim.

Uddin was also convicted of two counts of rape.

Sheikh was convicted on a charge of causing a child to engage in sexual activity but was cleared of two counts of rape.

Ali was found guilty of a sexual assault but not guilty of rape.

The men will be sentenced at a later date.

Abdul Hammed, 46, of Wellington Street, Ipswich, was cleared of supplying a class B drug and two counts of rape.

The judge had earlier instructed the jury to find him not guilty of trafficking.

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  • Interesting to read the surnames of the convicted. Any common thread there at all? Let me guess, This comment will not be published. After all Archant is a right supine and safe pair of hands as far as the Lib-Con coalition is concerned what with Gummer junior being a close friend of some of the key people in Archant.

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    Steve Blake

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