Mohammed Shafiq has defied death threats to stand up against the gangs who prey on young white girls.
The father-of-three lives within a short drive of where the victims were recruited in Rochdale, Greater Manchester.
His initial involvement with the issue was in Blackburn, but then he discovered it was going on in his own home town.
"I couldn't walk away," he said last night. "I've got a wife and three young daughters, but I felt I had to stand up to be counted. If death threats are the price I have to pay, then so be it".