British police have alleged that a grandfather secretly operated a prostitution ring for pedophiles out of his home, as reported by The Mirror.
Shahzad “Keith” Khan is accused of having forced girls as young as 12 into paid sex acts going as far back as 1981, when he emigrated to England from Pakistan.
British authorities were originally told of his actions back in 1996, when a witness referred to his home as “the rape house,” but charges were not placed against Khan until 2010, 14 years later, according to Metro UK.
One alleged victim spoke to reporters and detailed Khan’s attempts to groom her, before making her into an underage prostitute.
“I was already being abused and I didn’t understand what was happening to me,’ she said. “I first met Keith in the street and he told me because I had a reputation anyway I might as well get paid for it.”
“He told me about all of these older girls I knew from school and how they were doing it too and making loads of money.”
The unnamed victim also said that she was forced to have sex with up to nine men in a night. She managed to escape after an unsuccessful suicide attempt when she was 18.
Other victims spoke to reporters and said Khan would brazenly pick up girls right next to the police station, among other acts. One victim said Khan sold a 14-year-old girl’s virginity.
Shahzad 'Keith' Khan, paedophile granddad who made £2,000 a night selling Telford girls for rape https://t.co/CMjrRrLN1U
— Stephen Morris (@SteMorris) March 18, 2018
Khan’s nephew, Mohammed Ali Sultan, was arrested and found guilty for his part in helping his uncle conduct his string of brutal rapes and is spending 13 years behind bars. Khan’s son, Shahmeel Khan, was found guilty of rape and an unrelated charge of armed robbery, with one victim noting that he often participated in sex acts at the home when he was a teenager.
Khan himself, however, evaded justice, as the case against him fell apart in 2013 and he died in 2015, at the age of 61.
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