A 15-year-old victim of a child sexual exploitation ring was ‘grabbed by the throat’ and called a ‘white b****’ when she refused to have sex, a court heard today.
The girl is one of five alleged victims, aged as young as 13, who were ‘shared’ and ‘passed around’ by 11 men who all deny conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with children under the age of 16.
One of the men, a 59-year-old defendant who cannot be named, also denies two counts of rape, aiding and abetting a rape, one count of sexual assault and an allegation of trafficking within the UK for sexual exploitation.
Kabeer Hassan (left), from Oldham, and Qamar Shazad (right), from Rochdale, both deny rape
The offences are said to have happened in and around Rochdale, Greater Manchester, in 2008 and 2009.
The girls were abused by the men who used alcohol, money, drugs and threats of violence to force them to have sex, the court heard.
Today police interviews were played to jurors at Liverpool Crown Court in which a 15-year-old victim, who is now 19, re-lived the moment she was taken to the home of Adil Khan, who was known to them as ‘Billy’.
She went to the house in Rochdale, with a slightly older girl (Girl A) and four men were waiting for them.
She refused to have sex with one of the men who then turned on her.
She said: ‘I called him a b*****d so he grabbed me by the throat and called me a white b****.’
Mohammed Amin (left), who denies sexual assault, was among the defendants on trial along with Abdul Qayyum (right)
The girl, who cannot be identified, told police she was ‘scared’ of Girl A who was pushing her into having sex with numerous men.
The court heard she was forced to have sex with more than 21 different men over the course of the abuse.
The jury heard how she was raped and forced to have sex with numerous men by the 59-year-old.
Abdul Rauf (left) denies trafficking for sexual exploitation while Mohamed Sajid denies trafficking, two counts of rape and one allegation of sexual activity with a child
Then Abdul Aziz, known to the girls as Tariq, ‘took over’.
The court heard she would see Girl A and Aziz at the Tasty Bites takeaway in Market Street, Heywood, where she was introduced to men whom she was expected to have sex with.
She said that Girl A said to her: ‘Did you not know? He (Aziz) gets paid for us sh****** people.’
She said the men there made her feel ‘scared’ and ‘awful’.
‘They were saying things like, she’s fat but she’ll be easy, and things like that,’ she told the police.
Asked by the police officer interviewing her why she did not try to get out of it earlier, she responded: ‘I don’t know. I got sacred of (Girl A) and scared of Tariq.’
The court heard Girl A threatened to tell the victim’s mother what she had been doing and also said she would ‘get her battered’ if she did not have sex with the men she was taken to.
Aziz would get paid £30 or £40 and the girls would sometimes get £10. Other times they would not be paid at all.
Aziz took the girls out to different houses and flats in the area, including the home of Mohammed Shazad in Rochdale.
Shazad is wanted on warrant by police in connection with these offences.
The girl told police she was taken to Shazad’s flat four times a week for three months and had sex with around nine different men.
The court heard that Girl A even forced her 13-year-sister into having sex with the men.
The girl became pregnant and had the child aborted, the court heard.
Kabeer Hassan, 24, Abdul Aziz, 41, Abdul Rauf, 43, Mohammed Sajid, 35, Adil Khan,42, Abdul Qayyum, 43, Mohammed Amin, 44, Qamar Shahzad, 29, Liaquat Shah, 41, Hamid Safi 22, and the 59-year-old man all live in the Greater Manchester area.
A bomb alert at Liverpool Crown Court earlier this week brought proceedings to a halt during the trial of the eleven men accused of grooming young children