Court: Father accused of sex ring crimes held ‘strip parties’

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A father who is accused of being a member of a child sex gang hosted strip parties at his Peterborough home, a court heard.

Hassan Abdulla (32) allegedly hosted drug and drink-fuelled parties where girls would ‘lift their skirts’ and ‘thrust against bare-chested men’.

One of the alleged victims, who was 13 at the time, was raped by Abdulla in his house in Peterborough and he threatened to hit her if she did not have sex with his cousin as well, the Old Bailey was told.

Prosecutor Angela Rafferty said: “One of the victims described you and your house, she told the police that you were offering her drugs and drink in exchange for sex.

“She said she didn’t want to have sex with you, she thought you were old and not very attractive.”

Ms Rafferty said Abdulla was ‘living the life of a single drug-dealing man’, running two houses and cheating on his wife for a year-and-a-half with his girlfriend.

Abdulla admitted hosting the party but denied there was any stripping.

Ms Rafferty said the alleged abuse took place between April 2012 and December 2012 in Peterborough and all the defendants engaged in sexual abuse of teenage girls.

Abdulla is among eight defendants who are standing trial on an indictment containing 57 counts, including rape, sexual assault, causing or inciting child prostitution, assault by penetration, sexual activity with a child and causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

All the victims were aged between 12 and 14 when the alleged abused took place.

Abdulla is standing trial with Zdeno Mirga (18), his brother Dusan Mirga (20), of Peterborough, David Ziga, (19) of Sheffield, and two 14-year-old boys and two 17-year-old boys who cannot be named for legal reasons.

The trial continues.