A 14-year-old girl was sexually exploited at a drugs den in Lancashire by a gang of men who treated her with "indignity and contempt", a jury has heard.
The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons,
was taken to the house in Brierfield and allegedly passed around for
their sexual gratification.
The "principal defendant", Mohammed
Imran Amjad, 25, bore the "greatest responsibility for the corruption
and abuse of the victim in this case", say the Crown Prosecution
He befriended the white girl when she was 12 or 13 and frequently took her for drives in his cars, it is alleged.
Alaric Bassano told Burnley Crown Court: "It was him who took her on
many occasions to the house and him who assisted, encouraged and incited
others to rape and sexually assault this girl. On one occasion he raped
the girl himself. Over a period of time he subdued her will and coerced
her into submission."
He said three other men raped her and one man subjected her to a sexual assault.
Amjad, of Halifax Road, Brierfield, denies abducting a child, rape,
engaging in sexual activity with a child, aiding and abetting rape, and
witness intimidation. He is also accused of intentionally encouraging or
assisting the rape of the girl by a man known as "Saj".
Mahmood, 22, of John Street, Brierfield, denies rape and engaging in
sexual activity with a child. Mohammed Zishan Amjad, 24, of Halifax
Road, Brierfield, also denies rape and engaging in sexual activity with a
Mohammed Suleman Farooq, 22, of Berry Street, Brierfield,
denies sexual assault, engaging in sexual activity with a child and
witness intimidation. Shiraz Afzal, 25, of Mansfield Crescent,
Brierfield, and Omar Mazafar, 21, of Halifax Road, Brierfield, both deny
aiding and abetting rape. All the sexual offences are said to have been
committed between April and October 2010.
The trial, scheduled to last up to six weeks, continues on Wednesday.