Jun 19 2011
Tanveer Ahmed, known as ‘T’ to the young children he groomed, arranged for three men to have sex with the youngster for £100, the court was told. He pocketed the cash to put fuel in his car and pay off gambling debts.
UK DAILY MAIL – The 39-year-old is one of nine Muslim men on trial for 55 separate charges – which include trafficking, grooming and rape – against teenage girls aged 13 to 16 between 2007 and 2009. Stafford Crown Court heard that the men, six of them married and one a grandfather, groomed their vulnerable victims before selling them to other men for sex.
The seven teenage girls, all from Telford, Shropshire, were said to have been ‘enticed and ensnared’ into a destructive world by offers of drugs, alcohol and top-ups on their mobile phones.
The girls ‘believed themselves to be loved and in love with some of the men’ but were described by their abusers as ‘******* slags’ behind their backs, the court was told.
The jury heard the 15-year-old ‘pimped out’ by Ahmed fell pregnant by one of the men she was sold to, but he continued to prostitute her. She kept the baby. Deborah Gould, prosecuting, told the jury that Ahmed targeted the girl by establishing a sexual relationship with her. He then began to sell her to workers at pubs, restaurants and fish and chip shops to fund his gambling habit.
The girl later told police he supplied her with drugs and alcohol, adding that she had sex with him ‘lots of times’ at locations including his aunt’s home. Later she was ‘sold’ to three staff from a Bengali restaurant so Ahmed could get petrol money.
Miss Gould said: ‘After the men finished work T [Ahmed] drove them to a flat above a fish and chip shop in Madeley. Each of the men had sex with her.
‘She received none of the money, but the girl believed that Ahmed had made about £100 from selling her. She heard them sorting out the price for her and saw the money being handed over.’ READ MORE
Alleged ring leaders: Brothers Mubarek Ali, left, and Ahdel ‘Eddie’ Ali, right, are accused of a string of child prostitution offences alongside seven other Muslim men