A 13-year-old girl withdrew allegations of being repeatedly raped and physically attacked after police in Rotherham lost clothes that could have provided DNA evidence, a court heard.
The now-adult woman said South Yorkshire Police officers in 2003 had offered her ‘no protection’ after she told them she had been sexually assaulted on several occasions by Sageer Hussain.
Hussain and seven other men are on trial at Sheffield Crown Court accused of historic child sexual exploitation offences between 1999 and 2003 in Rotherham against three teenage girls.
Child sex abuse trial: Accused “contacted rape victim on Facebook after arrest”
A DEFENDANT charged with sexually abusing a woman when she was 13 years old contacted her on Facebook when he was arrested last year and sent her a “thumbs up” emoji, a court heard.
Ishtiaq Khaliq (33) is charged with raping the now 27-year-old woman in 2003.
He is also charged with indecently assaulting two other women when they were aged 12 to 13 between 1999 and 2001.
Child sex abuse trial: “Rape claims not motivated by compensation”
A WOMAN has refuted claims she lied about being sexually exploited when she was a teenager in order to gain compensation.
The complainant (27) said: “This is not about money, this is about justice”, as Mrs Kitty Taylor, defending accused Sageer Hussain (30), claimed her allegations were motivated by compensation.
The woman was being cross-examined today at Sheffield Crown Court, where Sageer Hussain is on trial, along with seven other men, charged with four counts of sexual abuse against the woman when she was aged 13.
Child sex abuse trial: The defendants and charges
EIGHT men are on trial for child sexual exploitation offences allegedly committed in Rotherham up to 17 years ago.
The prosecution opened its case on Tuesday, September 13, at Sheffield Crown Court.
In total the men face 19 charges, of which three are joint charges, dating from between 1999 and 2003.
Rotherham abuse trial: Woman denies lying about childhood rape
A woman who told police she was raped when she was 13 years old has denied making up the allegation.
Eight men are on trial charged in connection with the sexual abuse of three girls between 1999 and 2003.
The men, who are accused of rape, indecent assault and other offences, deny the charges.
The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was giving evidence at Sheffield Crown Court.
The woman said when she was 13 she was raped by Sageer Hussain and Ishtiaq Khaliq.
When questioned by defence barristers, she denied making up the claims in order to make money.
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