Alleged sex abuse victim of ex-Lord Ahmed felt "dirty and unclean", court hears

Alleged sex abuse victim of ex-Lord Ahmed felt "dirty and unclean", court hears

By David Parker | 19/02/2021

Alleged sex abuse victim of ex-Lord Ahmed felt 'dirty and unclean', court hears
Nazir Ahmed


A WOMAN who says a former member of the House of Lords tried to rape her when she was young felt “dirty, unclean and full of shame” after the alleged attack, a court has heard.

The woman says that former Rotherham peer Nazir Ahmed (63) attempted to rape her between 1973 and 1974 when she was a young girl.

A jury at Sheffield Crown Court, where Ahmed is on trial, heard the woman say in a recorded police interview today (Friday) that she had complained to the police in 2016 because she wanted to protect other children from Ahmed.

“I hope to God he’s not sexually abused them,” she said.

“I worry about them.

“I hope he’s not touched them.

“They are at significant risk because he’s going to do what he did to me, and they are so little.”

The woman said she wanted revenge, vengeance and justice for what happened.

“I have not had justice for what he did to me,” she said.

The woman said Ahmed had dragged her under the covers of a bed during the alleged attack.

“I remember being really really hot and I was finding it difficult to breathe,” she said.

“I kept trying to come up.

“He just kept dragging me down.”

She said Ahmed was rubbing himself against her and she was moving away.

She said she did not know how many times he tried to rape her.

“I remember the next night, or the night after that, I remember thinking he’s going to do that to me again,” she said.

“I didn’t understand it was sexual abuse.

“I didn't tell anyone because I thought I had let him do that to me.

“I felt dirty and just so unclean and full of shame.

“I really tried to erase that memory and I can’t do it.

“I have flashbacks.”

She said she was tired of Ahmed “getting away with it”.

The woman said she only realised what had happened to her when another pupil at her school told her what sex was.

Ahmed, of East Bawtry Road, Rotherham is accused of sexually assaulting a boy between 1971 and 1972 and of attempting to rape the girl between 1973 and 1974.

He faces counts of buggery, indecent assault and two counts of attempted rape.

His brothers, Mohammed Farouq and Mohammed Tariq, are on trial alongside him accused of assaulting the same boy.

Tariq (65), of Gerard Road, Rotherham, faces two counts of indecent assault and Farouq (70), of Worrygoose Lane, Rotherham, faces four counts of indecent assault.

But they cannot be convicted by the jury because they were ruled not fit to plead on health grounds.

The jury has been asked to decide whether Farouq and Tariq committed the acts but cannot find them guilty of any criminal offences.

Ahmed denies all of the charges.

The trial continues.


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