Phil Cardy – The Daily Mirror May 9, 2020
Three members of the Rochdale child sex gang are back in the town two years AFTER losing the right to stay in Britain.
One is a father of five, a cabbie and a former teacher at a mosque. Another was known to victims by the sinister title The Master.
A girl who blew the whistle on taxi driver Qari Abdul Rauf and his accomplices said: “I thought Theresa May had organised his deportation, so how come he’s still here?
“I feel violated to know he’s living near me – in the same area where he hunted for girls like me.
“It’s a total betrayal of grooming victims that he’s allowed to stay.”
She spoke after pictures on social media showing Rauf, 51, in the Lancashire town.
Dad-of-three Abdul Aziz, 49 – The Master – and Adil Khan, 50, live nearby after also being freed from jail. They were locked up in 2012.
The men are originally from Pakistan and the Home Office said in 2015 it intended to remove their British citizenship.
They claimed breach of human rights but lost an appeal in August 2018.
A judge stated: “The men treated girls as though they were worthless and beyond all respect.”
The Rochdale gang was portrayed in Bafta-winning BBC drama Three Girls.
Rauf got six years for trafficking and sex with a girl, 15.
Aziz got nine years for trafficking and conspiracy to engage in sex with a child.
Khan got eight for conspiracy and trafficking a 13-year-old girl who fell pregnant.