Monday, September 26, 2016

UK: Mohammed, Mohammed, Mohamoud and four others in court on charges of raping 12-year-old girls

(Bristol) Seven men have gone on trial at Bristol Crown Court, accused of a total of 46 offences, including rape, sexual assault, rape of child under 13 and false imprisonment. Victims were subjected to sexual abuse that was "degrading, violent and horrible" in inner city Bristol, a jury at the city's Crown court was told. The girls were given drugs and alcohol and were "pestered again and again" for sex by the men, all of Somali origin.

The trial of the seven paedophiles at Bristol Crown Court started at the beginning of this month. A ban preventing the media from reporting the case until the victims had finished giving their evidence was lifted today.

The defendants have been named as:

Sakariya Sheikh, 23, Abdirahman Galal, 26, Mohammed Osman, 29, Mohammed Dahir, 24, Nuridin Mohamoud, 22, Abdirashid Abdulahi, 23, and Nasir Mahamoud, 23.

Some of the defendants deny knowing the girls they are accused of abusing or say they have been wrongly identified by a street name. The defendants deny all the charges they face. But then with the exception of Nuridin and Mahamoud, all the rest have been in trouble before for shagging little girls most have served time. Only one has a clean sheet (and that's only because I can;t find anything on him).

Their trial has been adjourned until Thursday.