Child forced to have an abortion after being ‘raped in a forest by Rotherham sex gang’

A teenage girl from Rotherham was forced to have an abortion by her parents after she was raped by a number of men in a forest who told her they would abandon her if she did not comply, a court has been told.

The girl, who was about 14 at the time, was driven to Sherwood Forest by defendants Nabeel Kurshid and Iqlak Yousaf along with a third man, some time between August 2002 and August 2003, prosecutors at Sheffield Crown Court said.

Michelle Colborne QC, prosecuting, said that the girl was given cannabis and was ‘high as a kite’.

Nabeel Kurshid, 34, arrives at Sheffield Crown Court, September 4 2018. A gang of 8 Asian men face a total of 45 child sex abuse offences as part of Operation Stovewood, a police investigation into sexual abuse launched after the Rotherham grooming<p data-recalc-dims=... read more at: