ALLEGED multiple sex offender Arshid Hussain “had children with seven English women all over the country and does not even know their names”, a court heard.
One of his accusers said she was told this by his brother “Bono” to convince her to have an abortion after she fell pregnant aged 15.
The woman, now age 32, told Sheffield Crown Court she first met Hussain when she was 13 and the 24-year-old was a schoolfriend’s “boyfriend”.
She said and her friend used false ID to visit him at Doncaster Prison.
The woman, who is the sixth complainant to give evidence in the ongoing trial, said she first had sex with Hussain in Clifton Park after he picked her up from a underage children’s “pop and crisps” night at New York New York nightclub on Main Street when she was aged 14 or 15.
She said instead of taking her home, Hussain took her to the park and had sex with her in his car.
After this, she said, he became controlling and abusive and they had unprotected sex up to three times a week.
The woman said: “It just carried on until I got pregnant and he didn’t want anything to do with me.”
The alleged victim said Hussain then started seeing someone younger than her.
She accused him of being a drug dealer, who really popular and looked up to by everyone.
Medical records showed the woman had a termination in December 1999, the court heard, but she said she did not state at the time who the father was because she knew he would be arrested.
Mr Tahir Khan, for Hussain, said his client had not had a sexual relationship with the woman and she only knew him because his brother dated her friend.
He also asked why she had spoken to the press in 2014 about her alleged abuse.
The woman answered that it was “to stop this happening to other people and to deal with the issues I've had all my life”.
Arshid Hussain denies all 29 charges against him.
The trial continues.
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