July 2022

Paedophile groomed and abused young boys

A paedophile who groomed four boys using money before raping and sexually abusing them has been caged for nearly 30 years.

Fazal Sidiqkhil, from Alum Rock, gained his victim’s trust before performing the ‘most abhorrent sexual acts on them.’

The 31-year-old forced the boys, aged between 11 and 16, into silence by making threats made against their families.

He also also filmed two of them and they were terrified the footage would appear online.

Sidiqkhil groomed the children between 2013 and 2021, by giving them money.

In January last year, one of the boys, now still only 15, could bear it no longer and contacted West Midlands Police.

Sidiqkhil was arrested two days later. A complex investigation was launched by West Midlands Police’s Public Protection Unit, where each boy bravely recounted their harrowing ordeals.

Sidiqkhil was charged with 31 offences, including rape and sexual activity with a child.

A jury at Birmingham Crown court found him unanimously guilty earlier this year following a five-week trial.

He was jailed for 28 years today – Thursday, July 14.