Bad things happen in threes. Three men. Three cases posted in under an hour. This time from BBC Regions – Nottingham
Three men have been convicted of sexually abusing vulnerable teenage girls after police found a “treasure trove” of evidence against them. Police said the offences took place in Nottingham city centre between February 2017 and January 2019.
They related to three girls in the care system who were 13 to 15 at the time, the force added. Waqas Akhtar, Mohammed Saeed Ahmed and Hamza Shazad will be sentenced later this month.
- Waqas Akhtar, 26, of Glentworth Road, Radford, Nottingham, was convicted at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday of sexual activity with a girl under 16, penetrative sexual activity with a girl under 16, two counts of engaging in sexual communication with a child, and meeting a girl under 16 years of age following grooming
- Hamza Shazad, 27, of Ewart Road, Forest Fields, had earlier admitted three counts of making indecent photographs of children, one count of possessing extreme pornographic images and three counts of distributing indecent photographs of a child.
- Mohammed Saeed Ahmed, 22, of Vale Crescent South, previously pleaded guilty to engaging in sexual communication with a child, causing or inciting a girl under 16 to engage in sexual activity and sexual activity with a girl under 16
Two other men were acquitted and Shazad was acquitted of further charges.
Waqas Akhtar, Mohammed Saeed Ahmed and Shazad will be sentenced at the same court on 29 March.