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Sajid Ali, Zaheer Iqbal and Riaz MakhmoodSWNSRotherham sexual assault trial: (L-R) Sajid Ali, Zaheer Iqbal and Riaz Makhmood

Sajid Ali, now 38, Riaz Makhmood, 39, and Zaheer Iqbal, 39, are charged with indecent assaulting the girl in Rotherham in 1994.

Sheffield Crown Court heard how the girl believed Ali was her “boyfriend” and was persuaded to perform oral sex on him before he offered her to his co-defendants Makhmood and Iqbal.

The court was told Ali had met the girl through his younger brother, who attended the same school she did.

Opening the trial yesterday, Prosecutor Sophie Drake said: "At first she thought Ali was her boyfriend but she later realised he was using her for oral sex.

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She was only 13 and was given alcohol and made to feel she had no choice but to do it

Prosecutor Sophie Drake

"The others would ask for oral sex.

"Ali would say she had given him oral sex and she should give the others oral sex.

"At the time she thought she was being rebellious and liked the attention - all the defendants said she was crap at oral sex.

"The crown says she was not capable of consenting to these acts - she was only 13 and was given alcohol and made to feel she had no choice but to do it.

Sajid AliSWNSSajid Ali arriving at Sheffield Crown Court

"Her mother was a governor at the school and they scared her by saying they would tell her mother what she was doing."

The court heard how

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