Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have confirmed that three men from South Manchester have been jailed after raping a teenage girl.
Earlier this week, Daniel Thomas, 23, from Moss Side was jailed at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square for 10 years and six months. Thomas pleaded guilty to rape at an earlier hearing. He was also jailed for a further six months for affray and possession of a bladed article.
Two other men were sentenced at Manchester Crown Court, Crown Square on Friday 16 September 2016.
Lucas Koky, 23, from Hulme was jailed for 12 years and three months, after pleading guilty to rape at an earlier hearing.
Mohammed Mustafa, 19, from Moss Side was jailed for 10 years and nine months after he also pleaded guilty to rape at an earlier hearing.
On Friday 20 November 2015, the 15-year-old victim was at a party at a house in Moss Side with Thomas, Koky and Mustafa who passed her a number of alcoholic drinks, before they followed her into the bathroom and raped her.
After the ordeal, she was able to leave the property and report the incident to police.
Today, the three men have been jailed for a total of 34 years.
Detective Constable James Coles, of GMP’s City of Manchester Team, said, “The young victim has been put through a disgusting and harrowing ordeal with detrimental effects on her wellbeing.
“Today’s outcome is the first step in her recovery. Without her courage and bravery and the support of partnership agencies such as the CPS and Children’s Social Care, this prosecution would most likely not have happened.
“These men have now been jailed for their horrendous crimes. They are safely behind bars and are no longer able to prey on young girls. This is also thanks to the combined efforts of a number of specialist teams, across GMP, who were involved in the investigation”.
Greater Manchester is nationally recognised as a model of good practice in terms of support services available to victims.