EIGHT South Yorkshire men have gone on trial accused of a catalogue of sexual offences involving four young teenage girls.
On the first day of a trial due to last six weeks, Sheffield Crown Court heard 23 charges including rape, sexual activity with a child and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

The allegations concern assaults on three 13-year-old girls and one aged 16 in Rotherham in 2008.

The eight defendants, who range in age from 20 to 30, deny all the charges.

Prosecutor Sarah Wright said in one assault, Saeed Hussain, 29, who used to work in the Kabbabish takeaway on Doncaster Road, Rotherham, threatened to kill one of the younger girls if she didn’t perform a sex act on his friend.

In another incident, Mohsin Khan, 21, and Shazad Akbar, 23, together raped a 16-year-old, she said.

The jury saw a recording of a police interview with a girl who is now 15, who claimed to have been assaulted by six of the defendants in the second half of 2008 when she was 13.

She said she would meet brothers Umar Razaq and Razwan Razaq in Rotherham town centre, in an alleyway or in the Tesco car park.

Although she “wouldn’t touch” Umar, she said she once “got carried away” with Razwan and had sex in his car.

The Razaq brothers introduced her to their cousin Mohammed Zafran Ramzan, 21, whom she met several times for sex in Clifton Park.

Once, Umar filmed ‘Zaf,’ as he is known, having sex with the child.
Umar Razaq, of Oxford Street, Clifton, Rotherham, is charged with rape and engaging in sexual activity with a 13-year-old.

Razwan Razaq, of the same address, is charged with two counts of having sex with a 13-year-old.

Mohammed Zafran Ramzan, of Broom Grove, Broom, is charged with two counts of having sex with a 13-year-old, two counts of raping a girl aged 16 and one of raping a girl aged 13.

Mohsin Khan, of Haworth Crescent, Moorgate, Rotherham, is charged with three counts of sexual activity with a 13-year-old.

Khan and his friend Shazad Akbar, of Shirecliffe Lane, Shirecliffe, are jointly charged with four counts of raping a 16-year-old.

Saeed Hussain, of Hatherley Road, Eastwood, is charged with two counts of causing or inciting a girl aged 13 to engage in sexual activity.

Adil Hussain, 20, of Nelson Street, Rotherham, is charged with sexual activity with a 13-year-old. Shalzaad Hussain, 22, of Clough Road, Masbrough, is charged with one count of sexual activity with a 13-year-old.

The trial continues.

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