Girl 'repeatedly raped by group'

Salisbury Journal: A court has heard that a young girl was made to take part in group sex sessions with men taking it in turns to abuse her A court has heard that a young girl was made to take part in group sex sessions with men taking it in turns to abuse her

A young girl was repeatedly raped and sexually abused by 10 friends over a five-year period, a court has heard.

The victim was just 11 when she was groomed and raped by Iblal Fiaz, 21, who plied her with alcohol and drugs, Oxford Crown Court was told.

The girl - who cannot be named for legal reasons - believed she was in a relationship with Fiaz despite only being 11, Eleanor Laws QC said. The barrister said after gaining her trust and after she turned 12, Fiaz made her perform sex acts on his brother Khasim Fiaz, 23, and at least eight other men.

She was made to take part in group sex sessions in cars, residential properties and a hotel with men taking it in turns to abuse her, it was alleged.

Fiaz regularly threatened the victim, who was also fed cocktails of drugs such as cocaine, cannabis and ecstasy to reduce her reluctance, the jury of seven men and five women heard.

The offences are said to have been carried out in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, between 2007 and 2012 when the victim was between 11 and almost 16 and isolated from friends and family.

Warning the jury they would find the facts "difficult to hear", Miss Laws said: "Once he had gained her confidence Iblal Fiaz introduced her to alcohol and drugs, and soon after to sex with other men. It was not in the end difficult to get her to perform sexual acts upon or with others.

"She will explain how she was often so affected by drink or drugs that she was in no state to refuse, and at other times she was threatened. You will also hear how she often felt that she had no other choice but to go through with whatever was asked of her because she felt so worthless.

"You will hear how time and again she met up with Iblal Fiaz knowing that she would be required to have sex with others."

Iblal Fiaz denies multiple rape charges, conspiracy to rape, trafficking in the UK for sexual exploitation, sexual activity with a child and causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. His brother Khasim Fiaz, with whom he lives at St Georges Close, High Wycombe, denies multiple rapes, conspiracy to rape and trafficking.

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