Court told how victim:
‘lost count of men she was raped by’
On Monday 2nd December 2019, five men went on Trial at Birmingham Crown Court following allegations of child sexual abuse.
The Court heard how the victim was allegedly forced to perform sex acts in a churchyard, raped above a shop on a dirty mattress, and violently abused when she tried to refuse their advances. She also told the Court that she “lost count of men that she was raped by”.
The offences are alleged to have taken place in the Telford area of the West Midlands and started when the girl, who is now an adult, was just 12 years old. The alleged assaults continued until she was in her mid-teens.
The victim claims that she was befriended by a man called Tanveer Ahmed, who did takeaway deliveries for Perfect Pizza in Telford, at a time when she was low.
The jury heard that Ahmed was not on trial alongside the other five defendants, having been deported to Pakistan for “unrelated offences“.
It was alleged by the prosecution, that Ahmed started forcing the victim to perform sex acts with other men, “selling her” for sex, and passing on her details.
The girl recalled being picked up “every day, after school“, and “passed around” She claimed that “money changed hands” between the men on those occasions.
It was alleged that this was how the girl came into contact with the five defendants.
The Court was told how the abuse took place at a number of locations, including above Perfect Pizza and in a churchyard in Wellington, amongst other places, and when she tried to refuse, threats would be made against her and her family, claiming that the victims house would be “burnt down to the ground“.
Jurors watched a video interview with the victim, in which she recounted two years of “hell“, in which she repeatedly contemplated taking her own life as she was traded to different men almost every day for “months and months” She said:
“I lost count of how many men I was forced to have sex with.”
The jury of six men and six women were told how one of the Defendant’s, Ali Sultan, already had convictions in both 2012 and 2015 for “similar offences against young girls“.
Each of the five defendants deny that they in any way abused anyone and the trial continues.
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