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Man, 84, jailed after raping deaf and mute girl he kept as sex slave

By Mason White 12:19 PM October 29, 2013
Ilyas and Tallat Ashar 

By: Ryan Lee Hall
(Scroll down for video) A man was arrested, charged and convicted of rape after he raped a girl, who is deaf and mute, according to court proceedings in the United Kingdom.

Now, the 84-year-old man was sentenced to thirteen years in prison for repeatedly raping the girl, whom he trafficked to Britain and kept as a sex slave.

Ilyas Ashar, who brought the girl into the United Kingdom from Pakistan in 2000, when he was just 10-years-old, was convicted of rape by a jury last week.

He was convicted in an earlier trial of trafficking and benefits fraud in connection with the child.

The victim was beaten and kept in a basement of the family home the Manchester area.

At sentencing, Judge Peter Lakin said that neither Ashar or his wife had expressed any remorse for not treating the child as a human being.

“For her, it was more than an object to be used, abused and neglected at will,” the judge said.

Ashar’s wife, Tallat, was jailed for five years on the trafficking and profits for fraud charges.

The girl was rescued during a police raid in 2009.

Speaking through an interpreter using sign language, the victim described being beaten with a rolling-pin while forced to work for nothing, and made ??to sleep on a concrete floor in the cellar, which was locked with bolts.

She also told the court how she was sexually abused.