Child sex abuse trial: Girl, 13, "told mum of rape by gang of men"

By Adele Forrest | 26/09/2016 0 comments

Child sex abuse trial: Girl, 13, 'told mum of rape by gang of men'

THE PARENTS of a woman who claims she was sexually exploited by a group of men when she was a schoolgirl told a court how their daughter revealed when she was 13: “They've been raping me.”

The father, who cannot be named for legal reasons, described his daughter as a “lovely, happy child” who “was no trouble” but said that in 2003 their family life had became “terrible” and they had never experienced anything like it before.

In April of that year, he said, a neighbour reported to police that there were men watching his house.

The father said that on the same night his then 13-year-old daughter had a red, swollen cheek.

At first she told him she had fallen, but the next day confided in her mother that she had been raped by Sageer Hussain.

The dad, giving evidence to Sheffield Crown Court today, said: “Her words were: ‘They have been raping me’.

“The police were contacted and they came to the house.”

The father, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said he became very worried and was fearful of letting his daughter out of his sight.

He said his daughter told police she had saved the clothing she had been wearing when she had been raped and the police took them away.

But the court has heard this evidence was lost by police several days later.

The father said he had bought his daughter a mobile phone to keep in touch and she had told him she was being threatened.

He said one phone bill came to £317 and there were only two numbers on the bill.

The father said he got rid of the SIM card but received threatening calls to his landline from men who said they were going to burn the house down and gang-rape his wife.

“When I spoke to the male on the other end, he got aggressive and said: ‘I’m not doing owt, she's just a friend of mine’,” said the dad.

Because of the threats the complainant withdrew her allegations, but six months later told her parents she had been the victim of another sexual assault, the jury heard.

Her mother told the court: “She told me the men were coming for her, she mentioned the names Nemy, Masy and a male who was Iraqi, and that they were picking her up at Dinnington bus station and taking her to a flat in Dinnington.

“We were distraught.”

The court has heard this allegedly involved Naeem Rafiq and Masoued Malik who deny any involvement.

The father said: “We reported it to the police, she was interviewed and police arrested the suspects, then we were told in early 2005 that the CPS was not prosecuting the suspects.”

The complainant, now 27, also reported to police in 2013 that she had been raped by another defendant, Waleed Ali.

Giving evidence, the woman’s mother said she had seen the name Waleed in her daughter’s phone in 2003 and rung the number.

She said she asked if the person who answered was Waleed and the person responded with: “Yo”.

The mother said the only other time she had heard the name Waleed was when she was asked to attend Meadowhall police station with her daughter because police “were looking at his car registration plate, because he was in and out of Meadowhall because he was a pimp”.

Eight men are on trial for a total of 19 child sex exploitation offences, which they deny.

The trial continues.

The defendants and the charges.
 


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