Child sex abuse trial: Alleged victim “lied to protect family”
A FORMER “girlfriend” of alleged child sex abuse defendant Basharat Hussain told a court she lied in a police statement — but said she did it because she was finally escaping him.
Sheffield Crown Court heard today that the woman made the statement in 2003 when Hussain was arrested by police at Manchester Airport for drug offences after they returned from holiday, saying that their relationship had been “mainly fine” and he had never been violent towards her.
Child sex abuse trial: Brothers “tied girl up and forced her to have sex”
AN ALLEGED victim of abuse at the hands of two brothers has told a court how she went from being a caring studious girl when she first met them to storing drugs and guns at her parent’s home.
The woman, who says she was bound and forced to have sex with groups of men, is the fourth complainant to give evidence and the jury has heard how her life changed from when she met the brothers when she was 15.
Child sex abuse trial: Accused “poisoned victim’s pet cats”
ALLEGED multiple sex offender cruelly poisoned a victim’s pet cats, a court heard.
The woman says Basharat Hussain (38), who is accused of 15 child sex abuse offences, did not tell her why he had poisoned the animals.
“I just found them in the garden think it was when I was about 18,” she recalled in a police interview shown to Sheffield Crown Court.
“I loved them two cats they were brother and sister I found them in the garden curled up dead and he laughed.