Some of the girls were allegedly given drugs and alcohol and were “pestered again and again” by the men for sex
BY ELLIE CAMBRIDGE
YOUNG girls were abused, raped and trafficked for sex by seven Somali men, a court has heard.
Some of the alleged victims were as young as 12 and were forced into sexual abuse that was “degrading, violent and horrible” in inner city Bristol.
The men behind the alleged rapes regarded some of the group of teenagers as “cheap and easy” and the abuse became routine.
So much so that one of the girls wrote down detailed accounts of her trips to Bristol, in which the prosecution says she noted down coded messages about what was happening to her – referencing sex and oral sex.
Some of the girls were given drugs and alcohol and “pestered again and again” for sex by the men, the court heard.
Anna Vigars, prosecuting, described some of the girls, who cannot be named for legal reasons, as “vulnerable” and said they believed they were in relationships with the men.