Taxi Driver convicted of raping 2 Girls 20 Years Ago

A taxi driver who used his car to drive vulnerable young girls to various locations where he raped them 20 years ago has been convicted.

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“The victims showed immense courage"

A taxi driver who raped two children in Rotherham 20 years ago has been convicted.

Adam Ali used his car to drive vulnerable young girls to different locations where he assaulted them.

Known as Razwan Razaq at the time of the offending, he carried out his attacks between 2002 and 2004.

Ali’s victims – now in their 30s – were scared to report what he did to them at the time but after NCA officers identified they were victims and contacted them, they bravely spoke out.

One victim was 12 years old when she was introduced to Ali by a friend.

Ali frequently drove the girl to his Bramley home where he sexually abused her.

The taxi driver and his friends groomed a second victim, aged 13, by plying her with alcohol and drugs over several months.

One night, under the pretence of being concerned for the girl’s welfare, Ali offered to drive her home. He raped her partway through the journey.

Officers from the NCA’s Operation Stovewood contacted the women after identifying they may have been victims.

Officers specially trained to support victims of sexual abuse listened to the women’s accounts and gathered corroborating evidence.

At the time, Ali was serving an 11-year prison sentence for the rape of a girl and two counts of sexual activity with another girl, both in Rotherham.

After his release from prison in April 2023, officers were informed that he planned to travel to Pakistan.

Concerned that Ali would not return to the UK, investigators worked to gather evidence required for charges to be authorised.

Ali was arrested on May 18, 2023, and was charged the following day.

At Sheffield Crown Court, he was found guilty of seven sexual offences.

Senior Investigating Officer Stuart Cobb, of the NCA, said:

“The victims showed immense courage in recounting Ali’s horrendous abuse.

“I cannot imagine how difficult it was for them to relive their experiences during the trial, yet they gave brave and eloquent accounts.

”This case highlights how the National Crime Agency ensures child abusers face justice, no matter how much time has passed since they committed their crimes.”  

Liz Fell, Specialist Prosecutor for the CPS, said:

“Adam Ali purposefully targeted his victims with the view that he could exploit them for sex.”

“Child sexual abuse is a traumatising crime, the devastating impact of which can last a lifetime.

“We would like to commend the victims in this case for coming forward and reporting what happened to them.

“It is because of their evidence that we were able to secure a conviction and bring their abuser to justice.

“I hope this conviction sends a clear message that the CPS, working alongside law enforcement, will relentlessly pursue justice and prosecute those who sexually exploit children, whenever that abuse takes place.

“I encourage any victims of child sexual abuse and sexual violence to report the crimes committed against them to the police. It is never too late to seek justice.”

Ali is due to be sentenced on June 25, 2024.

Dhiren is a News & Content Editor who loves all things football. He also has a passion for gaming and watching films. His motto is to "Live life one day at a time".

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