Child rapist caught in Punjab extradited to UK

A child rapist caught in Pakistan has been extradited back to the UK to serve a 19-year sentence. Choudhry Ikhalaq Hussain, 42, is among a gang in the UK’s Rochdale who were prosecuted for abusing a teenager. He was given judge’s permission in 2015 to attend a family member’s funeral and used this as an excuse to flee to Pakistan.

He was sentenced in absentia to 19 years in jail after being found guilty of three counts of sexual activity with a child, two counts of rape and one of conspiracy to rape.

Source: Samaa