A woman who was allegedly passed around a group of men for sex and abused as a schoolgirl and abused picked out five suspects at photo-based identification parades up to 17 years later, a court's heard.
On the fourth day of the trial in Birmingham, a police officer told the crown court the woman said the men she picked out were responsible for attacking her in about 2002 at locations in the Telford area.
A defence lawyer asked if any thought was given to the fact appearances could have been "a lot different" up to 17 years ago.
The officer said it was considered and the law "allows for us to use a current image, an older image or both sets of images".
All five men deny wrongdoing and the trial continues.