Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Brave victims today expose a Telford grandfather as the evil paedophile who sold children for sex in a house of horrors. He regularly picked up one sex slave outside a local police station. A golden chance to nail him and a string of other men went begging in when a police case collapsed.
Khan was the head of a family of abusers who subjected dozens of youngsters to a terrifying ordeal. Yet brazen Khan operated under the noses of authorities in the area and was even featured in his local paper as a pillar of the community. Our investigators discovered Khan was reported to police over sex abuse fears in the mid s.
Officers were tipped off by a female neighbour who believed he was selling young girls in the town for sex. I got the feeling they were brushing me off. But no charges were brought against Khan. She was even sexually abused within hours of having an abortion.
No one talked about grooming back then, or showed us how to spot the signs. Shropshire's child sex ring scandal is thought to be worse than those revealed in Rochdale and Rotherham Image: She described being forced to have sex with multiple men in restaurants, houses and fast food joints and even being trafficked to Birmingham for more abuse.
The girl, now in her 30s, said: I just switched off. Khan would punish her if the men did not finish quickly while he waited outside in his black Mercedes. Eventually, when she was 18, the girl escaped to Birmingham after she overdosed in an unsuccessful suicide bid. An aerial view of Telford where the sex crimes occurred over the last few decades Image: It nearly tore my mum apart.
The woman, also now in her 30s, eventually got clean and escaped but is still haunted by the memories of her abuse. Shahmeel was later jailed for raping an A-level student and for armed robbery. Another victim we spoke to was lured into the Khan family circle by nephew Mohammed Ali Sultan.
She later discovered Sultan had sold her phone number to other men in Telford. Some could barely speak English, but they knew my name and where to find me. He was locked up for another six years in when he was convicted of two rapes and one attempted rape.