A man who lived in a flat where a teenage runaway from Sheffield was allegedly sexually abused started making notes after seeing her, a court heard.
Zacharie Ayard-Nzapadjiman told the jury at Sheffield Crown Court he felt ‘distressed’ after seeing the 13-year-old at the flat in Bradford.
The 39-year-old father said the girl was brought to the flat by ‘Shaz’ – who is wanted by police for sexually abusing the teen and whose identity is unknown – in August last year.
Mr Ayard-Nzapadjiman, who is from the Central African Republic, and gave evidence via video, said when he first saw the teen he believed she was aged between 13 and 15.
After confronting ‘Shaz’ about the girl, who said she was 17, the teen changed clothes and appeared older.
Mr Ayard-Nzapadjiman said the girl told him she was pregnant, and they were getting married.
He said: “She said in English that in her house she smokes and she drinks.”
He added: “I panicked because I have children of my own, and I thought it was distressing, but there was nothing much I could do. I was very distressed and said I hope the man took the girl back to her parents’ house.”
The prosecution say the youngster ran away from home in Sheffield last summer, and ended up in Bradford where she was trafficked for sex.
The court also heard from Andrew Mead, manager of a Bradford hotel where the teen stayed for a night with Mohammed Shapel, 22, of Bradford, who denies sexual activity with a child and trafficking.
Mr Mead said the pair stayed the night, before Shapel left and never returned for the teenager.
Also on trial are Yaseen Amini, 36, of Burngreave, who denies sexual activity with a child, and Bekir Rasheed, 36, of Woodseats, who denies trafficking.
Usman Ali, 21, from Bradford, denies sexual activity with a child and Shakeal Rehman, 26, from Bradford, denies rape and trafficking.
The trial continues.