A YOUNG girl was “passed around” and had sex with 100 men by the time she was 16, jurors in a child sex abuse trial were told.
The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, claims the abuse she suffered between 1998 and 2001 began when she was just 13 years old.
SWNS:South West News Service Mohammed Imran Ali Akhtar, 36, arrived at Sheffield Crown Court with his face covered
Her harrowing account was given in a video interview played at the trial of eight men accused of sexual abuse of five girls over a five-year period from 1998 to 2003.
They were arrested and charged as part of Operation Stovewood – a police investigation into sexual abuse launched after the Rotherham grooming scandal.
Sheffield Crown Court, South Yorks., heard how her phone number would be “passed around” between men.
She said: “I can honestly say that by the age of 16 I had slept with 100 Asian men – some I didn’t see again.
SWNS:South West News Service Tanweer Ali, 36, is accused of two counts of indecent assault, two counts of rape and one of false imprisonment
SWNS:South West News Service Nabeel Kurshid, 34, Iqlak Yousaf, 33, Ali Akhtar, 36, leaving Sheffield Magistrates Court
SWNS:South West News Service Iqlak Yousaf, 33, faces two counts of rape and two counts of indecent assault
“The ones who come and use you for one time are the ones who are hard to remember.
“As soon as you get to know them your number gets passed around.
“Asian lads demanding to meet you – then you meet a new group and it went on like that.
“I didn’t know at the time I was being passed around when I was 13 but I know now I’m older.”
SWNS:South West News Service Amjal Rafiq, 38 (blue coat) and Aftab Hussain, 38 (far right) also leaving the courthouse
SWNS:South West News Service Salah Ahmed El-Hakam, 38, is charged with rape
SWNS:South West News Service Nabeel Kurshid, 34, is charged with two counts of rape and one of indecent assault
Tanweer Ali, 37, and Mohammed Imran Ali Akhtar, 37, are both accused of indecently assaulting the girl between 1998 and 2001 when she was under the age of 16.
Ali and Akhtar would have been aged between 17 and 20 during the alleged period of offending.
The victim described how she initially disliked Ali Akhtar, of Rotherham.
However she eventually “fell” for the delivery driver when he made her feel special by visiting her “every day” after he finished his shift in the early hours of the morning.
SWNS:South West News Service Amjal Rafiq, 38, faces one count of indecent assault and one charge of false imprisonment
She became pregnant with his son at the age of 14 and gave birth to him when she was 15.
The victim claimed sexual activity with Ali Akhtar continued throughout pregnancy.
She told how and after their son was born, she “tricked” Akhtar into meeting his child when he visited her hoping for sex.
The victim told how her sister was also allegedly abused by Ali Akhtar.
She said: “We were children one minute and adults the next.