Sheffield businessman jailed for 22 years for child sex abuse

Mohammed Rafiq, accused of sex offences against children.
Mohammed Rafiq, accused of sex offences against children.
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A paedophile who abused Sheffield children for more than 15 years has finally been brought to justice and jailed for 22 years.

Mohammed Rafiq, aged 58, of Horninglow Road, Firth Park, was found guilty of 27 charges including rape, indecent assault, indecency with a child and cruelty to children at Sheffield Crown Court.

The businessman persistently raped and sexually abused two girls and one boy between 1987 and 2002.

The judge Recorder Bernard Gateshill told Rafiq as he jailed him: “You have been convicted of many offences committed many years ago.

“These have some of the most aggravating features that I can find in a case if this kind.

“You used the victims for your own sexual gratification and you used them in a most vile way over a lengthy period of time.”