12 Muslim Men on Trial for Gang-Raping a 13-Year-old Muslim Girl
by, Andrew Norfolk | The Times.uk | h/t Glen Roberts @ Trop
Twelve men went on trial yesterday accused of multiple sex offences against a 13-year-old Muslim girl.
The defendants, who are all from Leeds and are aged between 20 and 41, are accused of crimes including rape and sexual activity with a child.
Michelle Colbourne, QC, for the prosecution, told Leeds crown court that each of the men knew or believed that the girl, who had been adopted, was under the age of consent.
After she met one of her alleged abusers, 24-year-old Amir Zaman, the child is said to have received a series of text messages, phone calls and Facebook.