'Huddersfield grooming gang did not see girls as human beings’

Tuesday 07th January 2020 17:27 EST

A grooming gang preyed on two "young and vulnerable" teenage girls, with one victim estimating she "had sex with up to 300 men", a court has heard. Seven men face 12 charges of rape and indecent assault on the girls in the Huddersfield area from 1995 to 2007. Leeds Crown Court heard the men gave the girls drink and drugs and did not "see them as humans beings", prosecutor Kate Batty said. All seven men deny the charges. The case is set to last five weeks.

The accused are:

- Usman Ali, 34, who denies two charges of rape

- Banaras Hussain, 39, who denies one charge of rape

- Abdul Majid, 35, who denies two counts of rape

- Gul Riaz, 43, who denies two counts of rape and two counts of indecent assault

The case continues.

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