Three men have been jailed after raping a 16-year-old girl.
Muhyadeen Osman, 20, of no fixed address, Mowled Yussuf, 20, of no fixed address and Bilal Ahmed, also 20, of no fixed address were found guilty of rape and were sentenced to a total of 29 years.
Yussuf was also found guilty of sexual assault by penetration.
On Friday 29 January 2016, Osman was jailed for 10 years, Yussuf to 10 years and Ahmed to 9 years at Manchester Crown Court Crown Square.
It was on Friday 9 August 2013, that the victim arranged to meet someone she had been messaging near Rusholme. She got off the bus and met with the person.
As they walked they met a group of men which contained Osman, Yussuf and Ahmed.
Following a brief conversation, she was convinced to go to a room at Victoria Park Hotel before she was raped.
Detective Constable Heather Clarkson said: “The victim has shown extreme bravery throughout the whole of this case and I would personally like to thank her.
“She has been supported by specially trained officers and she has shown the determination to ensure Osman, Yussuf and Ahmed were brought to justice”.
– If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police or a support agency so you can get the help and support available.
– You can call Greater Manchester Police on 101, or alternatively people can refer themselves to St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 0161 276 6515.
– St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Manchester provides a comprehensive and coordinated forensic, counselling and medical aftercare service to anyone in Greater Manchester who has experienced rape or sexual assault. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and people can access them either as a self-referral or via Greater Manchester Police.