The little girl was drugged with cannabis and taken to Sherwood Forest where the three Muslim men took turns raping her. She was threatened to be left alone in the forest if she didn’t do as the men said after they had her smoke cannabis making her as ‘high as a kite’.
The little girl was described to the Sheffield crown court as “a vulnerable child who suffered very low self esteem” and was passed from one group of predatory Muslim males in the South Yorkshire town to another.
She was threatened with abandonment in the forest unless she had sex. Two men and a third unidentified man had all raped her, according to prosecutor Michelle Colborne QC.
“They took her to Sherwood Forest in a car. She smoked cannabis and was as high as a kite. She was warned she would have to do what she was told or she would be left there. Each defendant took turns having sex with her.
She was bitten and it left marks on her neck. She was not freely consenting. The defendants ensured her compliance by giving her drugs and threatening to abandon her in the forest.
She became pregnant as a result of that group rape. Her parents then forced her to have a termination. She suffered a great deal of psychological trauma as a result.”
The repeated raping of the child occurred between August 2001 and August 2002 when the girl was only 14-years-old, Nabeel Kurshid, 34 and Iqlak Yousaf, 34, repeatedly drove the teen to Sherwood Forest, plying her with cannabis.
Ms Colborne explained that the girl had told her mum and dad about earlier abuse she was suffering but her parents had been “unsupportive”, verbally abusive and locked her out of her house.
The vulnerable child had been “passed from one group of Asian males to another and over time was very seriously abused.” “They would pick her up to have sex with her and introduced her to other men,” she added.
The jury was told how Yousaf and Kurshid were among a gang of eight Asians in Rotherham who had groomed girls as young as 13 in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
They repeatedly plied girls with alcohol and drugs and “passed them around” between each other for sex. Some of the girls “who thought they were loved” were subjected to “acts of a degrading and violent nature” it was described.
The men are now all in their mid to late 30s and are accused of 28 offences including eleven rapes, 14 indecent assaults, falsely imprisoning a girl and procuring a girl under 16 for sex with another person.
The names of the eight men are:
Mohammed Imran Akhtar, 37, accused of one rape, one aid and abet rape, four indecent assaults, procuring a girl under 21 to have sex with another person, sex assault and supplying cannabis to a girl under 16.
Tanweer Ali, 37 accused of two rapes, two indecent assaults and one false imprisonment.
Salah Ahmed El-Hakam, 39 accused of one rape;
Nabeel Kurshid, 34, accused of two rapes (one group) and one indecent assault;
Iqlak Yousaf, 34, accused of two rapes (one group) and two indecent assaults;
Amjal Rafiq, 39, accused of false imprisonment and indecent assault.
Asif Ali, 33, accused of three indecent assaults. A 39 year old man who cannot be named is accused of three rapes and one abduction of girl under 16
All of the men are from Rotherham apart from El-Hakam who is from Sheffield.
EDIT: Should we not now ban Islam from British shores? All Mosques to be closed, all muslims to be deported?
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