Child sex abuse trial: Victim "suffered a decade of abuse"

By Dave Doyle | 16/12/2015 0 comments

Child sex abuse trial: Victim 'suffered a decade of abuse'

AN alleged sex abuse victim has described how she endured almost a decade of physical and emotional violence dished out by men and women accused of grooming and abusing her.

The 36-year-old, the third alleged victim to give evidence in the Rotherham child sex abuse trial at Sheffield Crown Court, said she was first tempted with money and gifts after running away from home.

She claims defendant Arshid Hussain befriended her when she was just 11, but forced sex on her 100 times in nine years and passed her around his friends.

Hussain, said to be known locally as Mad Ash, started by physically forcing oral sex on her, the woman says.

She told police he would punch, choke or slap her if she dared refuse him.

Once, when she was aged 13, she claims Hussain punched her so hard in the nose that she thought it was broken.

But Hussain also showered her with gifts, she says, before emotionally blackmailing her into sex acts.

"I would see him most days because I thought he wanted to spend time with me," the witness told police officers in video interviews played to the court today.

“If I wanted anything he would give it to me. At the time I didn’t realise he was doing it just to get what he wanted.

“He would pretend to listen to me, but after ten minutes he would take me somewhere saying: “I've done that for you, now you do this for me.'”

Hussain (40) denies 29 sex crimes. The trial continues.


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