Girl: “By age of 16, I’d slept with 100 Asian men”, court told

By David Parker | 10/09/2018

Girl: “By age of 16, I’d slept with 100 Asian men”, court told
Tanweer Ali

A GIRL was trafficked around the country and had sex with “100 Asian men” by the time she was 16, a court heard.

The alleged victim, now aged 32, said she had been taken to locations such as Birmingham, Manchester and Bradford by her absuers.

Tanweer Ali and Mohammed Imran Akhtar, both aged 37 and of Godstone Road, Rotherham, are accused of indecently assaulting the girl at various locations between August 1998 and August 2001, when she was aged between 12 and 15.

Ali and Akhtar are on trial at Sheffield Crown Court alongside six other men.

During a police interview in June 2016, which was played to the jury on Friday, the woman said: "As soon as you got to know these men, you got passed around.

"You got different Asian lads demanding to meet you.

"I didn't know at the time I was getting passed around.

“We will never get through all of this.

“There were loads of men — a lot I can’t even remember.”

Asked how many men there were, she said: “I can’t honestly say.

“By the age of 16, I (had) slept with at least 100 Asian men.

“The ones who just came in, usually for one time — they are the hardest ones to remember.”

The woman is the second complainant jurors have heard evidence from.

The eight men are charged with 28 child sexual exploitation offences against five girls between 1998 and 2005. They deny all the charges.

The ongoing trial is part of Operation Stovewood, the National Crime Agency’s investigation into non-familial child sexual exploitation in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013.

 

 


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