Two brothers from Bury, Muhammad and Hashim Hussain, have been jailed for over 10 years for child sex offences against two teenage girls. At Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court, the brothers have been sentenced yesterday after being unanimously convicted by a jury of sez offences between August 2016 and August 2017.
The court heard that two brothers offered the victims, aged 14 and 15, alcohol and gifts in exchange for sexual acts. Muhammad was found guilty of twice raping one of the girls and one count of taking an indecent image of the same victim and sexually assaulting another girl. His brother, Hashim, was found guilty for taking an indecent image of a child and two counts of possessing an indecent image of a child.
One of the victims said that: “It’s such a sigh of relief that they’re now behind bars – I actually did get my justice and I know it was a long process but it was so worth it. They (the brothers) always thought they were unbeatable and now have been beat and I’m so happy with that, honestly, it gives me so much joy.”
Detective Inspector Ian Partington, Senior Investigating Officer, said: “This has been an immensely thorough investigation in order to bring Muhammad and Hashim Hussain to account for their despicable and sickening crimes, and it is a great relief that they are now to spend time behind bars.”
“If there are other victims out there who now feel the time is right to come forward, then we are ready and determined to get justice for you, too.”
Jo Lazzari from the CPS said: “Muhammad and Hashim Hussain treated these young girls as objects for their own sexual gratification. They exploited their vulnerability without any thought to the devastating impact of the abuse on the girls’ lives. I would like to thank these very brave young women for supporting the prosecutions and trusting us with their experiences. They described feeling ashamed, but it is the defendants who should now feel the shame of being convicted and jailed as predatory sex offenders.”
“I would say to anyone abused in this way please come forward and tell us what happened to you. We will listen and take your allegations seriously. “