Judge bans 6 men from talking to girls after being accused of grooming (video)By Mason White 10:38 AM November 20, 2014
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By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A court in the United Kingdom, has banned six men from talking to girl after they were accused of grooming.
A High Court judge prohibited 34-year-old Mohammed Javed, 31-year-old Mohammed Anjam, and 27-year-old Omar Ahmed, from talking or approaching women under the age of 18.
Also included in the order are 40-year-old Sajid Hussain, 37-year-old Alam Shah, and 29-year-old Naseem Khan. A restraining order against a seventh man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was also granted.
Prosecutors said that they were forced to act against the men because of the threat they represent to girls and possibly others.
The investigation against the men began after social workers of the Birmingham City Council and the police were concerned about the welfare of a vulnerable 17-year-old girl, who is under the care of the council.
The judge prohibited the men from approaching the girl until she turns 18 years old. He also forbade them from approaching any woman under 18 years old.
If the men are found to be in the company of a woman under the age of 18, they could be charged with contempt of court. A conviction of contempt of court carries a jail term.