Thursday, May 04, 2017

Lost 16-year-old girl 'was gang-raped by kebab shop owner and three others in flat over the takeaway after she asked them for directions'

 Pictured: The flat above the kebab shop where the teenager was allegedly gang raped 
A lost 16-year-old girl was repeatedly raped by a kebab shop owner and three others in a flat above a takeaway after she asked them for directions, a court heard. The drunk teenager was led to a filthy room above 555 Pizza in Ramsgate, Kent, where she was pushed onto a mattress and forced upon by the group of laughing men, it was said. The unnamed teenager was attacked after she headed home from a night out with friends and stopped off at the late-night restaurant to find her way home. Prosecutor Simon Taylor said: 'The girl was undoubtedly drunk and was walking the streets alone late at night. 'The Crown's case is that her drunkenness, youth and vulnerability would have been recognised by the defendants.He said: 'And it was these factors that they took advantage of in the couple of hours that followed.' Restaurant owner Tamin Rahani, 37, Shershah Muslimyar, 20, Rafiullah Hamidy, 24, and a teenager who cannot be named for legal reasons, all deny three charges of rape. Mr Taylor said the girl was taken to Rahani's flat above the restaurant and added: 'Once there she was raped by men on multiple occasions. He said: 'Through drink, and most likely the trauma of what happened to her, she was unable to provide any detailed descriptions. 'The girl had found herself in a room of the second floor above a takeaway. 'In that grubby room, with an uncovered mattress on the floor, multiple males had sex with the teenager. 'She says that she did not consent. 'Indeed, you may well conclude that she was too drunk to give any true consent to any sexual intercourse in any event. 'But what is clear is that each of the men took the opportunity to have a little 'fun' at her expense.' Mr Taylor said the teenager had drunk alcohol which was the equivalent of being twice over the drink-drive limit. After the alleged attacks, Mr Taylor claims she was 'escorted' out of the property by one of the men 'and left to roam the streets alone'. The girl was found 'sobbing and distressed' by a woman returning home and taken into her home for safety. The trial continues.

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