- Schoolgirl allegedly passed around men after meeting Vikram Singh, 45, while out shopping with her friends.
- Girl and friend ‘groomed into thinking abuse gang were their boyfriends”.
- She told police she did what men wanted because they made her life ‘a bit more exciting’.
- 11 men deny a total of 49 charges including rape and giving girls.
A schoolgirl was raped by at least 60 men by members of a horrific paedophile grooming gang – a court has heard.
A jury at the Old Bailey was told the girl were subjected to “horrific sexual assault on a massive scale” by a child sex gang in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
A close friend was also allegedly raped by two of the gang.
Eleven Asian men appeared before the court for the first day of trial today and face charges of rape, sexual assault, conspiracy to commit sexual assault, conspiracy to commit rape, conspiracy to facilitate child prostitution and drugging the girls in order to rape them.
Girl A, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was allegedly raped by at least 60 men while she was aged between 12 and 14.
Girl B, a close friend of the first girl, was also allegedly raped by two of the men.
The attacks took place between 2006 and 2012.
Prosecutor Oliver Saxby said the two girls, who came from broken homes, were bought alcohol, drugs and other small gifts by the men to gain their trust.
He said: “The men are accused of sexual assault on a massive scale. It features two young girls who were exploited and sexually assaulted from the age of 12 or 16.
“Both girls were from unstable backgrounds which made them perfect targets. Their lives were off the rails. They were looking for excitement, for attention, for somewhere to hang out away from school and home.
“They were wanting to feel grown up, and looked after. And they were easy prey for a group of men wanting casual sexual gratification that was easy, regular and readily available.
“They were being conditioned, exploited, their trust was being established and they were sexually abused.”
The prosecutor said the first girl tried to explain why she had had sex with so many men.
The prosecutor read out her statement to police: “You get passed round. It wasn’t me looking for them it was them looking for me.
“It’s just that they pass your number around. Or your with one if them and they invite three or four of their friends round and then you have to sleep with them.
“Because you’re in their place and they’re making your life a bit more exciting so you do what they want. I just knew Asian men wanted to sleep with me.
“I didn’t think they found me attractive. I was happy that I was wanted. I felt popular. Like they wanted me and I got a load of attention, that was it.”
Vikram Singh, 45, of Cannock Road, Aylesbury, is charged with four counts of rape, four counts of sexual activity with a child, and one of administering a substance with intent.
Harmohan Nangpal, 41, of Langdale Drive, Hayes, is accused of one count of rape, and one count of sexual activity with a child.
Asif Hussain, 33, of Hodge Lea, Milton Keynes, face three counts of rape, three counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of arranging child prostitution.
Arshad Jani, 33, of Cousins Drive, Aylesbury, denies one count of rape, and a further count of sexual activity with a child.
Mohammed Imran, 38, of Springcliffe Street, Bradford, is accused of three counts of rape, three counts of sexual activity with a child, two counts of conspiracy to commit sexual activity with a child, two counts of conspiracy to rape and one count of child prostitution.
Akbari Khan, 36, of Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, denies two counts of rape, one count of of sexual activity with a child, and one each of administering a substance with intent, conspiracy to rape, and conspiracy to commit sexual activity with a child.
Taimoor Khan, 29, of Highbridge Road, Aylesbury, is charged with one count of rape, one count of sexual activity with a child, one count of conspiracy to rape, and one count of conspiracy to commit sexual activity with a child.
Jerome Joe, 35, of Pightle Crescent, Buckingham, is charged with one count of rape and a single count of sexual activity with a child.
Sajad Ali, 34, of Brockhurst Road, Chesham, is charged with rape, sexual activity with a child and administering a substance.
Sohail Qamar, 41, of St Anne’s Road, Aylesbury, is accused of sexual activity with a child, two counts of rape, and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Faisal Iqbal, 32, of Pixie Road, Aylesbury, is on trial accused of conspiracy to rape and conspiracy to commit sexual activity with a child.
The case continues.