‘Gang sub­jected school girl to hor­rific sex­ual as­saults’

Child al­legedly raped by 60 men when aged be­tween 12 and 14

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Court re­porter buck­snews@trin­i­tysouth.co.uk

A SCHOOL girl was raped by at least 60 mem­bers of a pae­dophile groom­ing gang, a court has heard.

A jury at the Old Bai­ley was told the girl was sub­jected to ‘hor­rific sex­ual as­sault on a mas­sive scale’ by a child sex gang from Buck­ing­hamshire.

A close friend was also al­legedly raped by two of the gang.

Eleven men, in­clud­ing Sa­jad Ali, 34, of Brock­hurst Road, Che­sham, ap­peared be­fore court for the first day of the trial on Mon­day to 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 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. Both girls were from un­sta­ble back­grounds which made them per­fect tar­gets.

“Their lives were off the rails. They were look­ing for ex­cite­ment, for at­ten­tion and for some­where to hang out away from school and home.

“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.”

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, faces 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 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.

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