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High Wycombe grooming case: Girl 'repeatedly raped by group'

A young girl was repeatedly raped and sexually abused by 10 friends over a five-year period, a court has heard.

The victim was just 11 when she was groomed and raped by Iblal Fiaz, 21, who plied her with alcohol and drugs, Oxford Crown Court was told.

Iblal Fiaz and his brother Khasim Fiaz, 23, both of St Georges Close, High Wycombe, deny multiple rape charges.

The pair appeared in court with eight other men accused of offences in connection with the abuse.

Iblal Fiaz also denies conspiracy to rape, trafficking in the UK for sexual exploitation, sexual activity with a child and causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

'Victim fed drugs'

His brother Khasim Fiaz also denies conspiracy to rape and trafficking.

The girl - who cannot be named for legal reasons - believed she was in a relationship with Iblal Fiaz despite only being 11, Eleanor Laws QC said.

The barrister said after gaining her trust and after she turned 12, Iblal Fiaz made her perform sex acts on his brother Khasim Fiaz and at least eight other men.

Iblal Fiaz regularly threatened the victim who was also fed cocktails of drugs such as cocaine, cannabis and ecstasy to reduce her reluctance, the jury heard.

The offences are said to have been carried out in High Wycombe, between 2007 and 2012, when the victim was between 11 and almost 16 and isolated from friends and family.

Rapes denied

Warning the jury they would find the facts "difficult to hear", Miss Laws said: "Once he had gained her confidence Iblal Fiaz introduced her to alcohol and drugs, and soon after to sex with other men."

There are 44 charges against 10 defendants but the complainant told detectives she was also forced to have sex with several other men who are not on trial.

The court heard that on 29 October 2011 Iblal Fiaz drove her to a hotel and dropped her off with an unknown man who raped her.

Despite bleeding, she was then raped by two other men, the prosecutor said, Mudassar Hussain, 19, and Jubroin Khan, 21.

Mr Hussain, of Abbey Barn Road, and Mr Khan, of Rutland Avenue, both in High Wycombe, deny rape.

The remaining defendants, who all deny rape and are also from High Wycombe, are: Ammar Rafiq, 19, of Castleview Gardens; Mohammed Adnan, 21, of Upper Green Road; Kasam Dad, 23, of Gibbs Road; Rameez Ali, 21, of West End Street; Janaid Sharif, 26, of Cambridge Crescent and Asif Hussain, 21, of Plummer.

Mr Khan and Mr Dad also deny conspiracy to rape.

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