Rotherham abuse defendant claims women 'made up CSE allegations for money'

By David Parker | 06/08/2019

Rotherham abuse defendant claims women 'made up CSE allegations for money'
Masaued Malik is on trial alongside five others at Sheffield Crown Court

A MAN on trial for sex offences asked an investigator whether women who had accused him of sexual abuse had made up the claims “to get money out of it”.

Masaued Malik (35) is charged with three counts of indecent assault against two girls under 16 — one of whom claims he also urinated on her.

He is on trial at Sheffield Crown Court alongside five other men who are charged with a total of 27 offences against seven girls between 1998 to 2002.

Malik denies two counts of indecent assault against Girl F, alleged to have taken place on more than one occasion in Rotherham Bus Station when he was aged 16 to 18.

He also denies indecently assaulting Girl A in Clifton Park in 1999, when she was 13 or 14 and he was 14 or 15.

His July 2018 interview with National Crime Agency officers was read to jurors on Tuesday.

In the interview, Malik was asked whether he used to be known by the nickname ‘Massy’, to which he replied: “No comment.”

He was asked whether he was one of a group of Asian men who used to hang around Clifton Park asking girls if they would like to go for a walk with them.

He said: “Never, ever.”

Malik was asked whether he used to hang around Rotherham Bus Station.

He said: “No, no comment.”

Malik was shown a picture of Girl F and was asked if he recognised her, to which he replied: “No comment.”

The officer asked: “Did you ever give [Girl F] any drugs?”

Malik said: “No, never.”

The officer said: “Did you ever give her drugs to make it more likely that she would consent to sexual activity?”

Malik said: “Never.”

The officer said: “Did you ever ask any of those girls in school uniform to go for a walk?”

Malik said: “No.”

Malik denied he had ever taken Girl F, nor anyone else, to the disabled toilets at Rotherham Bus Station.

The officer said: “Why do think these girls are saying these things?

“Is it because they have got the wrong ‘Massy’, or they have got the right ‘Massy’ but these things didn’t happen?”

Malik said: “Or is it because they think they will get money out of it?

“It’s like cash for crash, innit?

“They have seen my picture on the news and what-not and these allegations have come after, haven’t they?”

Asked if he recognised Girl A from a photograph, Malik replied: “Can’t say I do.”

Asked whether he made Girl A perform oral sex on him he answered: “Not that I can remember.”

The officer continued: “Have you urinated on her (Girl A’s) clothing?”

He replied: “No”

The officer added: “Have you urinated on her?

Malik answered “No” and then laughed.

The trial continues.

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