Posted on 18-05-2017
Paedo leader of the Rochdale child sex abuse gang is serving a 22-year prison sentence for his role in the gang.
Shabir Ahmed, who is thought to have abused countless young girls features as the character of Daddy in the new BBC drama Three Girls
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Ahmed, 64, used to be a cab driver from Pakistan and is being held at Leeds prison.
The father of four was described as the ringleader of a gang of eight other paedophiles in the Rochdale Sex Abuse Scandal.
The group were convicted of offences including rape and trafficking of young girls in the town to be abused.
Ahmed was convicted of two counts of rape, one sex assault, trafficking and conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child.
The gang were jailed for a total of 77 years.
During the trial Ahmed tried to claim that the victims, who knew him as “Daddy”, were fabricating events and telling “white lies”.
He even exposed himself in the dock and launched a handful of his chest hair on the floor, saying of one victims: “She would have seen this.”
In June 2012 the jury who sat through the trial at Manchester Crown Court found Ahmed guilty of 30 rapes against another Asian girl and he was jailed for 22 years – to run alongside his 19-year sentence, adding three years to his prison sentence.
Ahmed aged 59 at the time, he was taken to the holding cells halfway through his sentencing after telling the judge he was “talking s***”.
The judge said Ahmed was an outcast in the local Muslim community.
He is now appealing against a decision to strip him of UK citizenship.
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