Rotherham abuse victim was ‘plied with vodka and sexually assaulted’

Karen Macgregor, 58, arrives at Sheffield Crown Court today December 9 2015. Macgregor has pleaded not guilty to three charges, these included one charge of false imprisonment, one charge of conspiracy to rape and one charge of conspiracy to procure a woman under 21 to become a prostitute. See rossparry copy RPYABUSE:
Karen Macgregor, 58, arrives at Sheffield Crown Court today December 9 2015. Macgregor has pleaded not guilty to three charges, these included one charge of false imprisonment, one charge of conspiracy to rape and one charge of conspiracy to procure a woman under 21 to become a prostitute. See rossparry copy RPYABUSE:
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A teenage girl from Rotherham was ‘plied with alcohol and woke up to find herself being sexually assaulted’.

Five men and two women have gone on trial accused of roles in the sexual exploitation of children in the South Yorkshire town over a period of more than 10 years.

Shelley Davies, 40, (blue hooded top) arrives at Sheffield Crown court.

Shelley Davies, 40, (blue hooded top) arrives at Sheffield Crown court.

Arshid Hussain, 40, Qurban Ali, 53; Majid Bostan, 37; Sajid Bostan, 38; Basharat Hussain, 39; Karen MacGregor, 58; and Shelley Davies, 40, all deny a total of 63 charges between them.

Ms Colborne said the first alleged victim, who is now 43, was befriended by the two women defendants - Davies and MacGregor - in the late 1980s.

The prosecutor said that one night she passed out in MacGregor’s house after drinking vodka with a group of about six men.

She said the girl woke up to find herself being sexually assaulted by an unknown man. She said she shouted for help but no-one came.

Ms Colborne said: “She was plied with vodka to a point where she was incapacitated and taken upstairs by Karen MacGregor with the intention that the unidentified male would have sexual intercourse with her.”

She told the jury of six men and six women: “Was Karen MacGregor a kind and generous member of society, allowing vulnerable teenage girls to stay at her home out of the goodness of her heart, or was there some motive behind it all?

“The prosecution say she deliberately set out to make girls available for sexual encounters with older men.”

The trial continues.