The force said it wanted to tackle anti-social behaviour caused by street prostitution, and target men exploiting vulnerable sex workers. He claimed to have been delivering food for a local takeaway, but there was no record of any deliveries that night, the court heard.
Related Topics. The girl was walking home from a friend's house when Khdir ran up behind her on the wooded path.
Send your story ideas to northeastandcumbria bbc. His car was then seen to turn round and pass her again shortly before the attack. The court middlezbrough she was dragged several feet into bushes, pinned to ground by Khdir and "violently" sexually assaulted.
The others have been sent to court or are still to be dealt with by police. Plain-clothes police officers caught eight men in the first five days of a new operation targeting parts of Middlesbrough and Stockton.
The majority of the men were local but one had travelled in a camper van from Tyneside, Cleveland Police said. Det Con Catherine McKenzie of Cleveland Police, said: "This attack was absolutely horrendous and has had a massive impact on the girl and her family.
Khdir, from Marton Grove Road in the town, had denied sexual assault. Related Topics. The court heard he had a conviction for stalking and forensic gloves and tape were found in his car.
Newcastle Crown Court heard she was dragged into bushes after being grabbed from behind on a dimly-lit path. Twenty-eight men have been sent on a one day course to "address their behaviour", a spokesperson said.
She managed to break free, leaving one of her boots behind. Araz Khdir, 40, attacked the girl minutes after his car was seen passing her on the outskirts of Middlesbrough on 17 February last year.