Ipswich: Teen girl was plied with drugs and forced to become sex slave, court told
A GANG of four men abducted a 13-year-old girl, plied her with drugs and alcohol and forced her to become their sex slave in Ipswich, a court has heard.
The girl, from a “troubled” family, was subjected to a string of assaults over four days, after being trafficked from her home in London to Ipswich, prosecutor Riel Karmy-Jones told Norwich Crown Court.
Abdul Hammed, 46, Surin Uddin, 28, Hamza Ali, 38, and Mohamed Sheikh, 31, all deny offences including trafficking and raping the girl.
Miss Karmy-Jones told jurors: “They enticed her to travel with them in order to set her up as a sex slave and to use her for their pleasure.
“In order to do so, they plied her with drugs and alcohol and made promises that they would take care of her and give her anything she wanted.”
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The alleged attacks took place in a house in Chevallier Street, Ipswich, which had been rented three days before the girl disappeared.
The defendants all deny conspiracy to traffick within the UK for sexual exploitation between July 1 and July 13 last year.
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They also all deny conspiracy to rape, conspiracy to engage a child in sexual activity and being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug to the girl between the same dates.
Uddin, of St Matthew’s Row, Bethnal Green, east London; Sheikh, of Seaton Point in Hackney, London; and Hammed, of Wellington Street, Ipswich, each deny two counts of rape.
Sheikh also denies causing a child to engage in sexual activity.
Ali, of Chingford Road, Waltham Forest, London, denies one count of rape and one of sexual assault.