Updated: Thursday, 17th April 2014 @ 6:19am

Horrific 'sexual predator' who lured Manchester teenagers to his flat to rape jailed for four years

Horrific 'sexual predator' who lured Manchester teenagers to his flat to rape jailed for four years

By Dean Wilkins

A sexual predator who lured two teenage girls back to his Rochdale flat and raped one of them was jailed for four and half years today.

Babar Ali, also known as Zakir Mir, 43, of Rathbone Street, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing at Minshull Street Crown Court to raping the 16-year-old girl.

The man plied the girls with alcohol after enticing them back to his home from a night out in Oldham town centre, he then forced one into the bedroom where he subjected her to a vicious sexual attack.

Detective Constable Michael Berger, of Rochdale CID, said: "This young victim was subjected to horrific and prolonged ordeal at the hands of Ali.

"The victim and her friend were persuaded to come to the flat, but once there, Ali demonstrated truly predatory behaviour.

"The victim was quite rightly left deeply traumatised, but she had the courage to contact the police the next day and she put her trust in us to investigate this.

"Without the victim there would not have been a case against Ali so we must pay tribute to her bravery."


The pair caught a taxi into Rochdale and were dropped off on Oldham Road, near a takeaway called Big Chef.

They were met by two men and were taken up to a flat at the back of the takeaway where they were given alcohol.

A short time later the victim was taken to an adjacent room where she was raped by Ali.

The victim and her friend later left the flat and she called the police the following day.

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