A 13-YEAR-OLD girl claimed she was raped twice by members of an alleged sex ring in Telford, a jury heard today.The teenager told police she was attacked by 23-year-old Ahdel Ali, known as “Eddie”, and a year later by 24-year-old Mohammed Ali Sultan, Stafford Crown Court heard today. The court heard claims that Ali had deliberately targeted the teenager.
It was alleged that he sought her out because she was “young, naive and vulnerable”.
The jury heard the girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons but is referred to as Girl C, was driven by Ahdel Ali in his car.
Miss Deborah Gould, prosecuting, said Ahdel Ali parked before giving the girl vodka and cannabis and asked her if she wanted sex. It is alleged he then raped her. Miss Gould said the girl told Ahdel Ali to stop and to get off her.
The court heard that Girl C was allegedly raped again almost a year later by one of Ahdel Ali’s alleged associates, Mohammed Ali Sultan, whom the victim was said to have known from the age of 12.
Miss Gould said Ali Sultan had picked up the teenager in his Golf car and asked her to perform a sex act on him around September 2008. When she refused it was claimed he slapped her across the face before raping her in a layby, the court was told. Following the alleged attack the jury heard Ali Sultan left her.
“About two weeks later Sultan saw her as he was driving through Wellington and shouted, calling her a liar,” said Miss Gould.
“She told the police that Ali Sultan had threatened her and told her he would hit her. She was able to show the police where Ali Sultan had sex with her in his car.”
Ahdel Ali and Mohammed Ali Sultan, who deny the rape charges, are among nine Telford men who deny being involved in sexual abuse and child prostitution.
Yesterday the court heard a 16-year-old Telford girl was forced to work as a prostitute despite being more than three months pregnant.
Stafford Crown Court was told the teenager – one of seven girls said to be caught up in the alleged child prostitution ring – claimed she was sold to two restaurant workers so her alleged pimp Mubarek Ali, 28, could buy drugs.
The trial continues.