A teenager took photos of her school friend as she was ‘raped’ by a pal of an Asian businessman who allegedly groomed young girls for sex, a court has heard.
A jury at the Old Bailey has heard how Mohammed Khubaib (43) is alleged to have groomed teenagers in Peterborough to be used for sex by him and his friends.
You took a picture, the flash goes off. [She] realised you had taken a photo and was not happy about that.Karim Khalil QC
The alleged victim, who had just turned 16 when she met Khubaib, was snapped having sex with Manase Motaung (32) at one of their Peterborough drinking sessions, the court was told.
Her friend, who cannot be named, was not worried by the incident and took three photographs on her mobile phone, even sending one picture to her sister, a jury heard.
But her ‘distraught’ pal claims she was so drunk she had no memory of the alleged attack and the prosecution accuse Motaung, known as ‘Naz’, of rape.
It was only as the months passed that she started to have “flashbacks” of what happened, the court heard.
Asked by his defence barrister, Karim Khalil QC, if she consented, she insisted she would never willingly have sex with the two ‘vile men’.
Cross-examining the alleged victim’s friend, Mr Khalil said: “You took a picture, the flash goes off. [She] realised you had taken a photo and was not happy about that.
“The two go upstairs and you send the photo to your sister. It was a big joke.”
The witness agreed she believed her friend had consented to sex with Motaung, who denies rape.
The prosecution allege Khubaib enticed vulnerable girls as young as 12 into spending time with him by giving them cash, tobacco, McDonald’s meals and even flowers.
The Pakistani-born letting agent, who owned Peterborough restaurant Zaika, allegedly drove the youngsters to properties around Cambridgeshire where they were plied with booze.
The girls would then be used for the sexual pleasure and satisfaction of himself and any other adult who was with him, it is claimed.
Khubaib, of Cambridge Avenue, Peterborough, denies 11 counts of trafficking for sexual exploitation, and one count of rape.
Motaung of Grange Road, Peterborough, denies seven counts of trafficking a child for sexual exploitation and one charge of rape.
The offences were allegedly committed between 2007 and 2013.
The trial continues.