Last updated at 11:53 PM on 20th June 2011
A teenage girl told a courtroom that she had been ‘sold’ to Asian men for sex and made to feel ‘dirty’ after the men slept with her.
The alleged victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told how two men – one aged about 50 – had sex with her while she was ‘paralytic’.
The girl is the principal witness in a trial of seven men accused of a sickening string of child prostitution offences, including rape, trafficking and sexual activity with a child.
Alleged ring leaders: Brothers Mubarek ‘Max’ Ali, left, and Ahdel ‘Eddie’ Ali are accused of a string of child prostitution offences alongside five other Asian men
Stafford Crown Court heard that the Asian men, many of them married, groomed their young and vulnerable victims, some as young as 13, before selling them to other men for sex.
The girls were ‘enticed’ and ‘ensnared’ with drugs and alcohol and believed themselves to be loved by the men who would then sell them for sex, the court heard.
But the defendants, who face a total of 52 separate charges between 2007 and 2009, all related to child prostitution, would refer to their victims as ‘s****’ behind their backs.
Many of the girls were exploited by Ahdel Ali, 23, who was known by the Western nickname Eddie, and his brother Mubarek Ali, 28, known as Max, who were the main players in the gang of men.
Yesterday, police interviews with the young girl, who was 16 at the time, were played to the courtroom.
Asked how she realised she was being sold for money, she said of Mubarek Ali: ‘It was, like, he, he, he went out and then, like, he found them and they’d ring Max [Mubarek Ali] and then he’d take them there.’
Charges: Mohammed Ali Sultan (left) and Tanveer Ahmed (right) are appearing at Stafford Crown Court
They would ask ‘if you got a girl’, she said, and then Mubarek Ali would arrange for her to be driven to establishments including fish and chip shops, restaurants and other places in Telford, Shropshire, where she would have sex with sometimes five men in a row, the court heard.
The Ali brothers would ask her to ‘sort these guys out’, which meant to sleep with them for money, the court heard.
The men would pay £30-40 a time, she told the court, and then she would hand the money over to whoever had sold her from which a driver would be given petrol money.
In return, she would sometimes be given weed and alcohol and even mobile phones and phone top-ups.
Charges: Mohammed Islam Choudhry (left) and Mahoof Khan (right) are also appearing at Stafford Crown Court
Asked by the police officer why she met up with Mubarek Ali, she said: ‘Sometimes to chill, sometimes just sex, b*** jobs, erm, and to give money or there was a couple of times where he actually sold me to some Asians.’
Accused: Noshad Hussain
She described how she was once taken to a flat where she was given alcohol and cannabis and became ‘paralytic’.
Two men then had sex with her, the court heard. She said: ‘And, like, you know what’s going on but you can’t move, I was like that. And Terry had sex with me and I think T [Tanveer Ahmed] did that night as well and, and that was it.’
One of the defendants – Mohammed Islam Choudhry, 52, who was known as Terry – would give her weed and alcohol in exchange for sexual acts, the court heard.
She said: ‘I used to give him a blow job for money and alcohol, drugs and phones.’
The seven defendants also include Mohammed Ali Sultan, 24, Tanveer Ahmed, Mahroof Khan, 33, Noshad Hussain, 21.
They deny all charges. The trial continues.
Extensive operation: The trial, which is expected to last for several months, is taking place at Stafford Crown Court