'Sex abuser threated to kill me,' girl tells court

By Phil Turner | 16/09/2010

'Sex abuser threated to kill me,' girl tells court

The 13-year-old, now 15, who cannot be named for legal reasons, knew defendant Saeed Hussain (29), from visiting his takeaway.

She has alleged that he made her have sex with another man and “threatened to kill her if she didn’t do it.”

Saeed Hussain has pleaded not guilty to two charges of inciting sexual activity with an under-age girl.

The teenagers—aged between 13 and 16 when the alleged offences were committed—were sometimes given alcohol to make them more compliant with the men’s sexual demands, Sheffield Crown Court was told this week.

The eight men—seven of them from Rotherham—allegedly committed 23 sexual offences during 2008. The attacks, which included a series of rapes, were said to have taken place in Clifton Park, Rotherham town centre and on other occasions on the back seat of cars, in toilets and in a bedroom.

Two of the alleged victims, who are cousins, met two of the defendants, Mohsin Khan (21) and Shazad Akbar (22), after they pulled up in their car.

Although the younger girl told them she was only 13, they got into the car, where the youngest had sex with Khan, the prosecution allege.

A few days later, the 16-year-old met the two men while on her own and they gave her beer and cider, making her drunk, the court heard.

The men, who are best friends, then took her to a house in Rotherham where Akbar allegedly pulled her trousers down in a bedroom and raped her as she tried unsuccessfully to fight them off. Khan and Akbar have both pleaded guilty four joint charges of rape.

Akbar also denies sexual activity with a child. The eight defendants, who all deny the charges, are: Adil Hussain (20), of Nelson Street, Rotherham town centre, Saeed Hussain (29), of Hatherley Road, Eastwood, Shalzaad Hussain (22), of Clough Road, Masborough, Mohsin Khan (22), of Haworth Crescent, Moorgate, Zafran Ramzan (21) of Broom Grove, Broom, Razwan Razaq (30), of Oxford Street, Clifton, Umar Razaq (24), of Oxford Street, Clifton and Shazad Akbar (23), of Shirecliffe Lane, Shirecliffe, Sheffield.

The allegations were set out in the prosecution’s opening speech by Ms Sarah Wright for the Crown. Video evidence from the first 13-year-old alleged victim has been watched by the jury.

The court is not sitting tomorrow. The girl is expected to be cross-examined by defence lawyers on Monday.


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