Nine men have received a combined sentence of 132 years after being found guilty of raping and sexually abusing the girls.
The sentences were handed down today at Bradford Crown Court, West Yorkshire, following a seven-week trial.
The charges related to sexual abuse in Bradford and Kirklees between 2008 and 2009 and followed an investigation launched in 2014, after both victims made reports to the police.
Judge Durham Hall spoke to the nine men in the court: “The damage and hurt you have caused for your sexual pleasure has been revealed to all, and the lengths some of you went to, to corrupt and groom a girl are truly appalling, and then threaten and to rape her beyond description.”
Senior Investigating Officer DS Jonathan Morgan said the sentences was a ‘very satisfactory conclusion’ to what has been a challenging and lengthy investigation.
“We hope they will serve as a warning to others that this kind of abuse will mot be tolerated in West Yorkshire,” he said.
“We are pleased with the sentences given by the court today and hope they will serve as a warning to others that this kind of abuse will not be tolerated in West Yorkshire.
“I would like to highlight the courage and tenacity of the victims to go through the court process and whom have maintained trust in the police and the criminal justice system throughout.
“I hope that today’s result provides the impetus for other victims to come forward and report matters to the police or safeguarding partners.”
Basharat Khaliq, 38, of Glaisdale Court, Allerton, Bradford, was found guilty of five counts of rape and one count of assault by penetration. He was jailed for 20 years.
Saeed Akhtar, 55, was also sentenced to 20 years for a charge of rape and two charges of causing or inciting child prostitution.
Naveed Akhtar, 43, of Newport Place, Bradford, was found guilty of two counts of rape. He was jailed for 17 years.
Parvaze Ahmed, 36, of Farcliffe Road, Bradford, has also been given 17 years in prison as he was found guilty of three charges of rape.
Izar Hussain, 32, of St Leonards Road, Bradford, was found guilty of rape. He was jailed for 16 years.
Zeeshan Ali, 32, of Durham Terrace, Bradford, was found guilty of sexual assault and was sentenced to 18 months.
Kieran Harris, 28, of Fir Parade, Dewsbury, was found guilty of two counts of rape, and Fahim Iqbal, 28, of Quarry Road, Dewsbury, was found guilty of aiding and abetting one of Harris’s rapes. They were jailed for 17 and seven years respectively.
Mohammed Usman, 31, of Quaker Street, Bradford, was found guilty of two counts of rape. He was jailed for 17 years.
Yasar Majid was found not guilty by majority verdicts.