’They plied me with weed and booze’
The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told the court she felt “pressurised” into having sex with the men and believed it was “expected” of her.
She said the incidents happened when she was aged 14 or 15 and took place during visits to Bristol in 2012 and 2013.
The teenager told the jury that she would be given alcohol or drugs during visits to various homes in the area and then would be raped.
Asked why she had sex with Dahir, the girl replied: “Because I was at his house. It was expected of me.
“They would keep on asking me and they would give me stuff like weed and shisha and alcohol and I felt I had to do it or they would eject me from the house.”
Referring to another rape by Dahir, the girl told the jury: “I told him I didn’t want to do it but he didn’t seem to want to listen to me.”
The girl also described being raped by Sheikh and another man, and told the court: “I just lay down and let it carry on, let them finish.”
She told the jury she did not consider herself to be in a relationship with any of the men she accused of raping her.
“A lot of the time they kept on asking me, they would keep on asking me, so in the end I gave in,” she said.
“A lot of the time it was expected of me by the person whose flat I was in or by my friend as, if I didn’t, she would no longer get stuff off them like alcohol and weed.”
In a statement issued through police, the Bristol Somali community said it was “deeply appalled” by the case.
It said: “Our deepest sympathy wholeheartedly goes out to the victims and their families who are undoubtedly experiencing extreme pain at the moment.
“Our community, a Muslim and black minority ethnic community, in Bristol would like to underline that we sincerely condemn the nature of these crimes.
“Crimes of these nature are a societal problem; they need to be condemned in all communities.”