Brothers, 24 and 20, have been imprisoned for more than ten years for sexually assaulting young girls
Two brothers who targeted vulnerable teenage girls to sexually assault them have been detained for more than ten years in total.
Mohammed, 20, and Hashim Hussain, 24, were convicted of a series of ‘despicable and sickening’ sex offenses against young girls in Bury, Greater Manchester.
Mohammed was sentenced to six years and two months in prison after a jury found him guilty of raping a 14-year-old girl and sexually assaulting another girl, also 14 years old.
Meanwhile, Hashim was sentenced to four years behind bars after filming a group of men engaged in sexual activities with two other girls aged 16 and 17 on two separate occasions.
Muhammad, 20, (pictured) and Hashim Hussain, 24, were convicted of a series of ‘despicable and sickening’ sex offenses against young girls in Bury, Greater Manchester
The crime took place between August 2016 and August 2017, Manchester Crown Court heard.
The brothers regularly met a group of teenage girls in Openshaw Park, Bury, and bought them vodka before going to one of their homes.
Sex charges against third brother Yasif, 23, were dropped at a previous hearing. Eldest brother Khadim Hussain, 27, and half-brother Kurtis Corrigan, 25, were also named in court for involving two of the men in the videos. All men denied their wrongdoing.
Mohammed himself was only 16 when he raped his ‘extremely vulnerable’ victim in August 2016.
Prosecutor Henry Blackshaw said the girl, who was known to social services and believed to be at “high risk of child sexual exploitation,” invited Mohammed to a house party at her friend’s house.
Alcohol was consumed and the couple kissed before being encouraged to go upstairs together.
Once in an upstairs bedroom, the girl initially had sexual intercourse with Mohammed.
But the court heard that she then repeatedly asked him to slow down because it “hurt her.”
However, Mohammed pushed her head into the pillow and continued to have sex with her.
The girl then began to cry and told him to get rid of her, Mr. Blackshaw said.
When she managed to walk away from him and get dressed, the court heard Mohammed calling the girl an ‘f ****** b ****’ and saying ‘kill me’.
She left the room, but came back under pressure and asked Mohammed what to do.
He threatened to tell her on-off boyfriend they’d had sex if she didn’t.
Hashim (pictured) was sentenced to four years behind bars after filming a group of men engaged in sexual activities with two other girls aged 16 and 17 on two separate occasions.
Mohammed later contacted the victim to apologize and “begged her to send pictures of her buttocks,” which she refused to do.
On another occasion, between March and May 2017, Mohammed filmed the girl and her boyfriend performing oral sex with him.
The court heard that the victim wanted to ‘rule out the incident’ and it took eight months to tell a social worker that she had been raped.
She was interviewed by police in February 2018 as part of an operation – code-named Burgos – targeting the sexual exploitation of children in Bury.
In a victim impact statement read in court, the girl said the ordeal had “ ruined her life ” and that she still has nightmares about it.
“It took away my childhood,” she said. ‘After what happened, I went off the rails. It affected everything. ‘
She told the court she did not think she could ever forgive Mohammed.
On another occasion, in August 2017, the girl and a friend – 14 years old – were in Openshaw Park with Mohammed, Hashim and another man when Mohammed approached the friend and put his hand over her leggings.
The court heard that he then “ripped up her underwear” and grasped her buttocks with such force that it caused pain and left “some fingernail-shaped marks.”
When interviewed by police, Mohammed admitted to having sex with the first victim, but claimed it was ‘consensual’.
He denied using his phone to record the girl and her boyfriend performing oral sex on him or sexually assaulting the girl in Openshaw Park.
Hashim’s phone was seized by police after he was arrested in October 2017 in connection with traffic violations.
Detectives found a video in which “a young intoxicated woman” was sexually approached by a man while being encouraged by other people in a park.
The court heard that a girl could be heard in the footage and asked if she was included, but was told ‘it’s just a flashlight’.
Hashim told the officers that he did not remember recording the video.
Another video showed a young woman holding on to a counter with both hands while an older man had sex with her from behind.
A number of other males have gathered around them, the court heard.
Hashim was identified as the cameraman because of a ‘distinctive watch’ he was wearing that was captured in the footage.
He was arrested at Manchester Airport in July 2019 after getting off a flight from Pakistan and answered ‘no comment’ to all questions from the police.
After a trial, Mohammed of Bury was found guilty of rape twice, one of taking an indecent image and another of sexual assault.
Nicholas Clarke, who defended Mohammed, told the court that his client was “naive and inexperienced” at the time of the crimes.
He said he had since been married with a son and until recently worked as a financial advisor at a call center.
Hashim, also from Bury, was also convicted of two counts of taking an indecent image of a child, and two counts of possessing an indecent image of a child, after the four-week trial.
Hunter Gray, defensively, said the damage caused by Hashim’s insult was “negligible or none.”
“Those girls didn’t do any harm,” he added. “This is not the registration of a criminal activity.”
He compared the images to pornography and described it as ‘grotesque but legal’.
Recorder Jeremy Lasker condemned Mohammed, saying he had taken advantage of the “extremely vulnerable” victim and “gave no indication of remorse.”
He added, ‘What started out as consensual sexual activity between the two of you turned into something completely different.
She may have agreed to penetration initially, but when she asked you to stop because it hurt her, you just ignored her and went ahead anyway.
“It was a clear example of putting your own sexual satisfaction before really or sincerely taking into account the feelings of others.”
The judge detained Hashim and said, “I have to conclude that while these girls may have agreed with what happened, they were victims of older men, or were unaware of it at the time.
“You played your part in this abuse by filming.”
After the hearing, Greater Manchester Police Detective Ian Partington said, “ This has been a tremendously thorough investigation to hold Mohammed and Hashim Hussain accountable for their despicable and sickening crimes, and now is the time to spend behind bars.
Our investigation team have worked tirelessly to secure today’s results, but this would not have been possible if the victims had not had the courage and resilience to speak to the police and continue the trial and relive that abuse .
“Everyone on the team is a tribute to their unwavering courage.”
Jo Lazzari of the CPS added: “Mohammed and Hashim Hussain treated these young girls as objects for their own sexual satisfaction.
They took advantage of their vulnerability without thinking about the devastating impact the abuse had on the girls’ lives.
“I want to thank these very brave young women for supporting the persecution and entrusting their experiences.
They described being ashamed, but it is the defendants who should now be ashamed to be convicted and imprisoned as predatory sex offenders.
“I would say to anyone who has been abused in this way, come forward and tell us what happened to you. We will listen and take your allegations seriously. ‘