From the Bradford Telegraph and Argus. The local paper is reporting this trial every few days - commendable!
A TEENAGER was drunk and high on cocaine when she was repeatedly sexually abused at a house in Bradford, a jury heard. She was 16 when she was taken to the address by men who knew her past and that she was vulnerable, it is alleged.
The witness, now in her mid-twenties, said she went to the house regularly and “more and more people turned up.” She was told to “get more girls” when the men’s relatives were visiting Bradford from London, Birmingham, Rochdale and Oldham.
The men would pass the girls’ phone numbers round, she claimed.
“I would have sex with one a couple of times and then it would be over and there would be another one,” she said in her police interview. The woman told how one man at the house “threw a tantrum” when he saw she and another girl at the address, saying: “They were mine. I found them.”
There could be 15 to 20 men at the house at any one time,
She told how on one occasion she was sexually abused by a man visiting Bradford, who also molested a 15-year-old girl who was in bed with them.
She began drinking alcohol when in care and said she and a friend from the home met Bash when he took them to a petrol station to buy a lighter, cigarettes and vodka.The woman alleged that Bash sexually assaulted her at a “shabby” hotel on Manningham Lane while her friend was in the same bed. She alleged that Bash, who worked at the Telegraph & Argus, changed his age all the time, but he was in his thirties and the girls were 14.
She alleged that the men knew she had been abused and took advantage of her and the other girls that were taken to the address.
The ten men on trial deny all the charges against them.