Child abuse ‘victim’s’ dad joined BNP after hearing claims

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THE dad of an alleged victim of a child abuse ring joined the BNP “after what had happened to her”, a court heard today.

The teen was 15 when the exploitation began, jurors were told.

Her father was asked by Simon Nichol, defending one of the 11 accused, about his daughter’s general behaviour in August 2008 and if it bothered him that his daughter was mixing with Asian men.He told Liverpool Crown Court: “No, why should it?” before Mr Nichol asked him: “Did you not join the British National Party shortly after this?”

He replied “yes” but denied having anything against Asian men. He also said he quit the party again because of the “downright nauseous” members he met.

The dad also admitted his daughter had been “unruly and mischievous” and that he had sometimes asked her to “get out of the house”.

However, the girl’s mother later revealed she had gone for up to three weeks after she asked her to move out.

The testimony came at the trial of Kabeer Hassan, 24, Abdul Aziz, 41, Abdul Rauf, 43, Mohammed Sajid, 35, Adil Khan, 42, Abdul Qayyum, 43, Mohammed Amin, 44, Qamar Shahzad, 29, Liaquat Shah, 41, Hamid Safi, 22, and a 59-year-old man who cannot be named.

All deny conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with five girls under the age of 16.

The court also heard how the girl started living with her family again full-time when she fell pregnant at 15. She claims she was raped by various members of the group.

Now 19, she finished giving evidence today after more than two days of cross-examination.

She told the court: “You want to get these to swear on the Koran. I have just sworn on the Bible. What I am saying is true. See if they can swear on the Koran and say what they are saying now.”

The girls were allegedly abused in the Rochdale and Oldham areas of Greater Manchester and given alcohol, money, drugs and threatened with violence to force them to have sex, it is claimed.

Four girls were from broken homes and one was in care. They would often spend their days “unsupervised by responsible adults” and were the “sort of children who were easy to identify, target and exploit for the sexual gratification of these men”, the prosecution said.

Some defendants allegedly paid the girls and took payments from other men to whom they supplied the girls for sex.

The trial continues.

Source: The Sun