Rapist jailed for 16 years as sex gang convicted

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A Burnley man was one of ten people who have been jailed for more than 125 years for a range of serious sexual offences as part of Operation Doublet - an investigation into child sexual exploitation mainly in Rochdale, with the majority happening between 2004 and 2008.

Mohammed Dauood (38) of Leyland Road, Burnley, was found guilty of three counts of rape, one count of sexual activity with a child, one count of sexual assault and one count of Section 47 assault against two victims. He was sentenced to 16 years in prison.

It is crucial that we work together to identify individuals who prey on vulnerable children and empower young people to speak up

Police

The convictions relate to offences committed against eight victims who were aged between 13 and 23 at the time of the abuse.

Detective Chief Inspector Jamie Daniels, the Senior Investigating Officer for Operation Doublet, said: “Operation Doublet was launched following the 2011 investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rochdale and we identified a number of cases, which broadly took place between 2004 and 2008, across Greater Manchester where teenage girls were being sexually exploited by older men.

“CSE is more than a criminal issue - it is a social problem that we are working closely with our partners to tackle on many levels. Criminal investigations and convictions allow us to remove the offender but there is a huge amount of work behind the scenes.

These are victim-led investigations and the long-term wellbeing and care of those victims is of paramount importance.

“Tackling the sexual exploitation of children and young people is an absolute priority for Greater Manchester Police, but protecting them is the responsibility of us all.

“It is crucial that we work together to identify individuals who prey on vulnerable children and empower young people to speak up.