A young girl was "passed around" and had sex with 100 men by the time she was 16, a child abuse trial was told.
The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, claims the abuse she suffered between 1998 and 2001 began when she was just 13 years old, jurors heard. Her video interview was played at the trial of eight men accused of sexual abuse of five girls over a five-year period from 1998 to 2003. They were arrested and charged as part of Operation Stovewood – a police investigation into sexual abuse launched after the Rotherham grooming scandal.
Sheffield Crown Court, South Yorkshire in United Kingdom, heard how her number would be passed around between the men – with others then "demanding" to meet her.
She said: "I can honestly say that by the age of 16 I had slept with 100 Asian men – some I didn't see again. The ones who come and use you for one time are the ones who are hard to remember. As soon as you get to know them your number gets passed around. Asian lads demanding to meet you – then you meet a new group and it went on like that. I didn't know at the time I was being passed around when I was 13 but I know now I'm older."
Tanweer Ali, 37, and Mohammed Imran Ali Akhtar, 37, are both accused of indecently assaulting the girl between 1998 and 2001 when she was under the age of 16. Ali and Akhtar would have been aged between 17 and 20 during the alleged period of offending.
The victim described how she initially disliked Ali Akhtar, of Rotherham. However she eventually 'fell' for the delivery driver when he made her feel special by visiting her "every day" after he finished his shift in the early hours of the morning. She fell pregnant with his son at the age of 14 and gave birth to him when she was 15.
The victim claimed sexual activity with Ali Akhtar continued throughout pregnancy. She told how and after their son was born, she 'tricked' him into meeting him when he visited her hoping for sex.
She said: "I never saw him again after that."
The victim told how her sister was also allegedly abused by Ali Akhtar and said the abuse they suffered made it feel as though their childhoods were "snatched away".
She said: "Before, we would just enjoy going on holiday with our granddad but we had advantage taken of us – we were children one minute and adults the next. We were snatched away."
Ali, also of Rotherham, and Ali Akhtar are on trial with six other men, all accused of committing historic sex offences in Rotherham against five alleged victims. They face a total of 28 counts of sexual abuse of five girls over a five-year period from 1998 to 2003.
Akhtar, of Rotherham, faces four counts of indecent assault, one of supplying a controlled drug, one of rape, one of procuring a girl under 21 for unlawful sexual intercourse with another, one of aiding and abetting a rape and one of sexual assault.
Tanweer Ali, 37, of Rotherham, faces two counts of indecent assault, two counts of rape and one of false imprisonment.
Salah El-Hakam, 39, of Sheffield, faces one count of rape.
Nabeel Kurshid, 34, of Rotherham, faces two counts of rape and one of indecent assault.
Iqlak Yousaf, 34 of Rotherham, faces two counts of rape and two counts of indecent assault.
Ajmal Rafiq, 38, of Rotherham, faces one count of false imprisonment and one count of indecent assault.
Asif Ali, 33, of Rotherham, faces three counts of indecent assault.
An eighth defendant, who cannot be named, faces three counts of rape and one of abducting a child. The trial continues.