A SCHOOLGIRL who claims to have been repeatedly raped by a gang of Asian men has told a court how she was a virgin aged 12 or 13 when the first attack happened.
The white British girl, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, says the man responsible for the initial sexual assault “knew how old I was” as he had “seen me in my school uniform”.
The jury in the trial at Bradford Crown Court heard police interviews with the girl where she said was a virgin at the time of the first rape.
Fourteen defendants – 13 men and a youth who cannot be named – are standing trial accused of 26 counts of rape and one count of sexual abuse against her.
She was allegedly passed around the group of “nasty” men who “used” her, by a ringleader named Ahmed Al-Choudhury – who is not included in the line-up of men standing trial.
Choudhury also allegedly hit the girl, bruising her face and breaking a rib.
She then began to run drugs for him on a daily basis, the court heard.
When asked on camera what sort of drugs she was dropping off, she replied: “It were everything – weed, steroids, ecstasy, heroin and cocaine.”
She was unclear about how long she did this for but described it initially as a fair few months.
She told the interviewing officer that when she told Choudhury she wanted to stop he raped her for the first time.
She said he was shouting at her when she wouldn’t do it and calling her “a little white b*****d” and “you little white s**g”.
She then said when she tried to leave he pulled her back and raped her.
When asked what age she was at the time, the teenager replied: “I’m sure I was 12/13 when I met Arif.
“I could swear blind I were 12 when I got raped by him.”
She later says she thinks she was 13 when the first attacked happened.
She said: “He knew how old I was, he’d seen me in my school uniform.”
When asked how she felt, the teenager said: “Like c**p. Like s*** because I’m there thinking I’m doing him a favour when really all he’s done is used me and abused me.”
She was asked by the officer what she was at the time, the girl replied: “I were a virgin”.
It is alleged Choudhury introduced her to other men who she was made to have vaginal sex or oral sex with at a variety of locations.
During one sustained attack in Keighley, West Yorkshire, the victim was raped by five men in succession, the court heard.
The jury was told yesterday the girl had regularly played truant from school and was reported missing from home 71 times.
Speaking in an interview in October 2014, the victim, now 17, said she often ran away because the relationship with her mum had broken down.
They were arguing and her mum was drinking, the court heard today.
She said: “It really broke down the relationship and she started hitting me and I started going out.
“To be honest me and my mum have never really been close.”
The court heard she was subject of a police protection order and was taken into care in June 2012.
Sufyan and Bilal Ziarab, who are brothers, are charged with two counts of rape each, Yasser Kabir is charged with three counts of rape and Hussain Sardar with two counts of rape.
Rohail Hussain and Rohail Iqbal are each charged with one count of rape.
Tauqeer Hussain and Nasir Khan are each charged with three counts of rape.
Saqib Younis, Israr Ali, Faisal Khan and Zain Ali are each charged with two counts of rape.
The 17-year-old youth is charged with one count of rape.
Mohammed Akram is charged with sexual activity with a child under the age of 16.
All men are standing trial.
One other men faces a further count of rape against another underage girl in 2009.
The trial continues.
source: Daily Telegraph