A 16-year-old girl was raped by a gang of “Asian” men who were finally arrested when her partner phoned a TV news studio after she watched a report on sex abuse, a court heard today.
The girl, who was allegedly abused over a two-year period, asked her partner to call the BBC Look North studio in Yorkshire after viewing their piece which related to the Rotherham sex abuse scandal.
Khaliq, 37, of Bradford, denies one charge of assault by penetration against the first alleged victim and five charges of rape against a second woman.
Saeed Akhtar, 54, of Bradford, denies two charges of causing or inciting child prostitution and one charge of rape.
Naveed Akhtar, 42, and Izar Hussain, 31, both of Bradford, deny three charges of rape, with Hussain also denying an additional allegation of attempted rape.
Mohammed Usman, 30, of Bradford, and Kieran Harris, 27, of Dewsbury, both pleaded not guilty to two charges of rape.
Yasar Majid, 36, of Milton Keynes, denies a single charge of rape, and Fahim Iqbal, 26, of no fixed abode, pleaded not guilty to aiding and abetting rape.
Zeeshan Ali, 31, of Bradford, denies a single charge of sexual assault.
Parvaze Ahmed, 35, of Bradford, denies three charges of rape.
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