A GIRL was repeatedly raped by an Asian grooming gang nevertheless it wasn’t investigated for 5 years, a courtroom was informed.
The 15-year-old stated she was used “like a bit of meat” by the lads in Sheffield after being launched by a girl who groomed her for that goal.
However when the sufferer initially disclosed “one rape and incidents of intercourse with grownup males as a minor” to cops in 2011, no crime was recorded by South Yorkshire Police, Sheffield Crown Court docket heard.
When she complained for a second time about being raped in Might of the identical yr, “that investigation was too short-lived,” prosecutor Peter Hampton informed the courtroom.
The woman’s case was solely taken critically when she was interviewed as a part of the additional investigation in 2016 and 17.
9 males at the moment are on trial accused of a list of abuse towards the sufferer from September 2010 to March 2011
Jurors had been informed 19-year-old Amanda Spencer “successfully and effectively” groomed the woman when she was aged 15, after assembly her within the metropolis centre.
Spencer “knew many members of the Kurdish neighborhood” and launched her to a number of the males, who it’s alleged would rape her, stated the prosecutor.
He stated eight of the defendants had been Kurdish.
“She befriended her, supplied her love and understanding, then lured her into weak conditions and bought her for intercourse,” stated Mr Hampton.
‘LURED FOR SEX’
When the woman did communicate to these in authority, she discovered that no efficient motion was taken to cease what was occurring.
Mr Hampton informed the courtroom the sufferer had been referred to social providers on the age of six, and added to the kid safety register when she was 9.
Her alcoholic mom died when the woman was 13, and by the age of 15 she reported feeling suicidal and was positioned with a foster carer.
“By the point she fell into the clutches of those defendants and others who abused and exploited her she was already damaged,” stated Mr Hampton.
“Her life descended into chaos. She was consuming closely and consuming medication.
“Professionals described her as determined to be cherished and accepted.”
Usman Din, 34, of Sheffield, denies three counts of rape and one rely of trafficking.
Tony Juone, 61, of Sheffield, Shangar Ibrahimi, 29, of Barnsley, Kamaran Mahmoodi, 39, of Sheffield, and Saman Mohammed, 41, of Sheffield, deny one rely of rape.
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Farhad Mirzaie, 28, and Kawan Ahmed, 31, of Sheffield, each deny two counts of rape.
Jasim Mohammed, 37, of Sheffield, denies three counts of rape.
Nzar Anwar, 40, of Sheffield, denies one rely of rape and one rely of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
A tenth man, Saba Mohammad, 40, of Sheffield, denies conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. The trial continues.