Man’s distress for girl - court

PICTURE SHOWS MOHAMMED SHAPAL.'Please see Ross Parry copy RPYABUSE'A gang of five men have gone on trial accused of trafficking a 13 year old girl 'and taking it in turns to abuse her after she ran away from home. The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons was allegedly told she was a nice beautiful girl before being coerced into having sex with the men in hotel rooms and private flats in August last year. A jury heard how Mohammed Shapal 22 and Shakeal Rehman 26, from Bradford'West Yorks and Usman Ali 21 Bekir Rasheed, 36 and Yaseen Amini 36 from 'Sheffield South Yorks arranged her travel before abusing her.'Andrew McCaren/Rossparry.co.uk
PICTURE SHOWS MOHAMMED SHAPAL.'Please see Ross Parry copy RPYABUSE'A gang of five men have gone on trial accused of trafficking a 13 year old girl 'and taking it in turns to abuse her after she ran away from home. The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons was allegedly told she was a nice beautiful girl before being coerced into having sex with the men in hotel rooms and private flats in August last year. A jury heard how Mohammed Shapal 22 and Shakeal Rehman 26, from Bradford'West Yorks and Usman Ali 21 Bekir Rasheed, 36 and Yaseen Amini 36 from 'Sheffield South Yorks arranged her travel before abusing her.'Andrew McCaren/Rossparry.co.uk
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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.