Sheffield teen girl’s ‘toilet sex ordeal’

Lee Unwin leaving Sheffield Magistrates Court - Child sex case
Lee Unwin leaving Sheffield Magistrates Court - Child sex case
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A woman accused of running a pool of child prostitutes in Sheffield forced one of her alleged victims to have sex with strangers in the toilets of Castle Market, McDonald’s and KFC, a court heard.

In a DVD played to jurors at Sheffield Crown Court, the teenager – just 14 at the time, now 19 – wept and said she felt disgusted by what she had done.

Amanda Spencer at Sheffield Crown Court accused of a string of child sex offences including facilitating child prostitution.   Paul Macnamara/rossparry.co.uk

Amanda Spencer at Sheffield Crown Court accused of a string of child sex offences including facilitating child prostitution. Paul Macnamara/rossparry.co.uk

She was giving evidence in the trial of Amanda Spencer, aged 22, plus Lee Unwin, 26, John McLachlan, 65, Kareem Ahmed, 29, Bashdar Hamadin, 26, and another man who cannot be named for legal reasons. Spencer denies befriending vulnerable teenage girls and plying them with drink and drugs before selling them as prostitutes to make drugs money.

The men all deny sexual offences.

The teenage witness said she liked Spencer when they first met, and they would drink and take drugs together.

But she said Spencer quickly became controlling and would threaten to hurt her if she did not do as she was told.

She said that, at least twice, Spencer made her have sex with men in the women’s toilets at Castle Market. Another time they were in McDonald’s on High Street in Sheffield city centre when Spencer made her have sex with a man in the toilets.

“I was sick of her getting angry if I didn’t do anything,” she said.

Asked how it made her feel she said: “Dirty, ashamed, sick.”

Describing Spencer’s attitude, she said: “One minute she was my friend, the next she was my worst enemy.”

The girl said if she refused to have sex with the men Spencer, of Canklow Road, Canklow, Rotherham, would ‘kick off’.

“She threatened to do me in loads of times,” she added.

She told the jury Spencer once made her have sex with a man in the KFC toilets near Castle Market in Sheffield.

The prosecution say Unwin and McLachlan both had sex with her knowing she was under age.

The trial continues.