Child sex abuse trial: Victim “learned to cope” with abuse

Child sex abuse trial: Victim “learned to cope” with abuse

A BARRISTER defending an alleged child-grooming gang member cast doubt on one accuser’s testimony in a quickfire cross-examination, questioning why she kept the “abuse” to herself for 15 years.

Mr Tahir Khan QC questioned the 36-year-old woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, for just ten minutes this afternoon at Sheffield Crown Court today.

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Child sex abuse trial: young runaway “beaten after refusing sex”

CHARITY founder Karen MacGregor forced a young runaway to have sex with several men in one night and beat her when she refused, a court heard.

The alleged victim, now a woman of 36, claimed MacGregor, now of Barnsley Road, Wath, took her in when she was 14 and demanded she sleep with the men in payment for her keep.

On one occasion when she refused, the witness said, MacGregor left her with a black eye.

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Rotherham abuse trial: Gang ‘held girl, 14, hostage and made her have sex in exchange for heroin’

A vulnerable teenage girl was held hostage by a Rotherham grooming ring and made to have sex with Asian men in exchange for heroin, a court heard.

A jury at Sheffield Crown Court was told the girl, who was around 14 years old, was once caught trying to escape by two women involved in the gang and beaten by them.

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Rotherham abuse trial: Defendant ‘climbed drainpipe at children’s home into girl’s room’

A man alleged to be at the centre of a Rotherham grooming gang climbed up the drainpipe of a children’s home to take away a 14-year-old girl he was repeatedly abusing, a court heard.

Sheffield Crown Court heard Arshid Hussain had taken the girl, who he had been abusing from the age of 11, out of the home to have sex with him and fellow defendant Sajid Bostan at the home of a Rotherham drug user.

Hussain and Bostan are among five men and two women who deny being part of a Rotherham grooming ring that operated in the town for more than 10 years.

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