Ringleader of grooming gang jailed – Steven Perian KC led Ian Windridge for the Crown

May 22, 2024
Steven Perian KC

Mubarak Ali, 41, was the ringleader of a grooming gang in Stoke-on-Trent where young girls were lined up to be sexually abused.  Ali raped, violated and pimped out one victim over several years, initially befriending and charming her to make her fall in love with him.  The victim, now in her 30’s, was taken to various places by Ali for sex with himself and others.  The victim said she would be bombarded with phone calls from random men asking how much she charged, all of whom had been put in touch with her by Ali.

Ali was jailed for 12 years on 20th May 2024, to run concurrently to the 14 year sentence imposed upon him in 2012 for a string of sexual offences.  He will be subject to a sexual harm prevention order and be on the sex offenders register for life.