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Man jailed for teenage girl rapes

Munshur Ali
Munshur Ali took his young victims to a secluded spot and raped them

A man who raped two 13-year-old girls in the back of his car has been jailed for 14 years.

Munshur Ali, 22, of Hyde, Greater Manchester, gave his victims alcohol before driving to a secluded spot and attacking them.

He was found guilty of the November 2008 rapes at an earlier hearing, but was sentenced at Manchester's Minshull Street Crown Court on Friday.

Judge Peter Lakin called him "devious and manipulative".

Ali had denied three counts of rape, claiming the girls were willing to have sex, but was convicted by a jury last month.

Both the girls have basically lost their innocent childhood
Det Con Lindsey Morgan, Greater Manchester Police

His victims had been drinking while at an X-Factor sleepover with friends and were walking home along Newton Street in Hyde when he pulled up in his car and asked for directions.

Ali offered to give them a lift but he later refused to stop the car at their destination and drove to an off-licence instead, where he bought some vodka.

The judge told him: "Once you had them in your clutches, you plied them with more alcohol. You drove them to a secluded area and then you raped them.

Victims' mothers

"You knew, because they had told you, they were only 13.

"You subjected these two vulnerable, naive 13-year-olds to a terrifying ordeal, an ordeal that had and continues to have a very substantial impact on both girls and their respective families."

"Throughout this case you have been devious and manipulative... your attempts to pull the wool over the eyes of the jury failed, and rightly so."

Speaking after the hearing, Det Con Lindsey Morgan, of Greater Manchester Police, said both girls were now trying to put what had happened behind them.

"Both the girls have basically lost their innocent childhood, and they are traumatised by what's happened to them," she said.

Asked what she thought about Ali, she replied: "I think he was a sly, evil person that knew full well what he was doing, and he went out on this evening knowing that his intention was to get vulnerable girls into his car and rape them."

She said his insistence on his innocence had further upset the families and called his defence "ludicrous and absurd".



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