Four men raped teen and used her ‘like piece of meat’ in sick campaign of abuse

Four men raped a teenager after using her "like a piece of meat" in a sickening campaign of abuse.

The girl, who prosecutors said was "effectively and efficiently groomed" and seen as "nothing more than an object" as the convicted men exploited her "for their own sexual gratification".

The men were part of a group of 10 on trial over the abuse of the girl while she was between the ages of 15 and 17 – with five other defendants being acquitted of rape and one found guilty of perverting the course of justice.

Now in her 20s, the complainant first told police about being raped and used for underage sex in 2011, the jury heard, but no investigation was carried out or crime recorded at the time.

Peter Hampton, prosecuting, said the girl, who grew up in East Yorkshire before moving to South Yorkshire, was aged between 15 and 17 when she was exploited in Sheffield.

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He said she had been referred to social services as a youngster and placed on the child protection register.

She was eventually taken into local authority care after her mum died, with the prosecution saying her life "descended into chaos".

Mr Hampton said: "She may as well have had a target on her back as far as those who were criminally minded were concerned."

The prosecutor said the complainant was "effectively and efficiently groomed" by a 19-year-old woman called Amanda Spencer, who introduced her to men who would go on to rape her.

Spencer received jail sentences totalling 15 years after trials in 2014 and 2017.

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Detective Inspector Rob Platts, said: "I commend the victim, now a woman trying to rebuild her life, for her bravery in coming forward and speaking to police about the horrific abuse she faced.

"She had to recount incredibly traumatic incidents of sexual abuse and exploitation in front of the jury over several days, and it is testament to her bravery that she elected to do this in person. I am so pleased her voice has been heard."

Mr Platts said: "It is difficult to put into words the damage and impact of sexual exploitation on children, but I hope that by hearing this brave woman's account, other victims of this awful crime find the strength to come forward and tell someone what has happened or is happening to them."

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Jasim Mohammed, 37, from Sheffield, was found guilty of three counts of rape; Nzar Anwar, 40, from Sheffield was found guilty of one count of rape and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice; Saba Mohammed, 41, from Sheffield, was found guilty of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice; Kawan Omar Ahmed, 31, from Sheffield, was found guilty of two counts of rape; Shangar Ibrahimi, 30, from Barnsley, was found guilty of one count of rape.

Usman Din, 35, Tony Juone, 61, Kamaran Mahmoodi, 37, and Saman Mohammed, 41, were all cleared of all the offences they faced.

Farhad Mirzaie, 29, was also cleared of rape. Mirzaie had previously pleaded guilty to drug offences.

All those convicted will be sentenced on March 13, police said.

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