Plan to sell ‘trafficked’ Sheffield teen

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A man wanted by police for sexually abusing a 13-year-old runaway from Sheffield said he was going to ‘sell her’ to his flatmate, a court heard.

The Kurdish man, known only as ‘Shaz’, picked the girl up in Bradford, took her to his flat where she stayed two nights, and sexually abused her, it is claimed.

Giving evidence via video at Sheffield Crown Court, the alleged victim, who is now 14, told the jury ‘Shaz’ wanted money from her – but when she told him she didn’t have a job, he said he would sell her.

She said Shaz told his flatmate: “She’s gorgeous, she’s clever, she’s very good around the house.”

The teen said she ran away from Shaz – who is wanted for questioning and whose identity is unknown – because she was scared.

The prosecution say the youngster ran away last summer and ended up in Bradford where she was trafficked for sex.

Yesterday she told the jury she was picked up by Usman Ali, aged 21, from Bradford, who had sex with her in the back seat of his car.

He denies sexual activity with a child.

She said she was walking along when he called her over and told her she was a ‘pretty girl’ and ‘sexy’.

“He told me I was going to be his girlfriend, but I didn’t believe him because he was dodgy,” she said.

She said she cried while he had sex with her, and stared out of the car window. “I didn’t say no because I was crying. I was sad.”

Also on trial are Shakeal Rehman, 26, from Bradford, who denies rape and trafficking and Mohammed Shapal, 22, who denies sexual activity with a child and trafficking.

Yaseen Amini, 36, of Bradford, denies sexual activity with a child, and Bekir Rasheed, 36, of Woodseats, denies trafficking. He is not charged with any sexual offence.

The trial continues.