Girl 7, raped by two brothers; court told how she was molested at the age of four.

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Artist impression of Court  proceeding.
Artist impression of Court proceeding.

A seven year old girl has told the court that two of her male siblings sexually molested her when she was four year of age, and at the age of seven, she  was raped by the brothers after they promised  to give her sweeties.

The little girl whose name cannot be indentified because of he age  was so tiny, she had to sit on four cushions to be seen on the video screen while giving her evidence in  Court

She played with a toy train as she told a hushed court what her brothers had allegedly done to her.

The seven-year-old schoolgirl claimed yesterday that she was repeatedly raped by her two teenage brothers from the age of four.

The girl shuffled and fidgeted as she described how her siblings, now aged 15 and 13, sexually abused her more than 25 times in their home

Giving evidence at Birmingham Crown Court, she claimed her older brother, who was 12 when the alleged abuse began, offered her sweets when she told him to stop.

The brothers, who appeared in court smartly dressed and accompanied by their grandparents, deny the allegations.

The tiny girl filled barely a corner of the television screen during the video link. She was eventually given a higher chair after a request from the judge.

The jury was first shown a 30-minute interview with the girl and a specially-trained female police officer, recorded last summer after the then six-year-old allegedly told her mother she suffered attacks, both clothed and unclothed, in the family’s living room.

During the interview, the girl – dressed in jeans, a white T-shirt and pink socks – could be seen playing with a toy train as she told the officer she had been subjected to ‘inappropriate things’ which she ‘did not like’ and which ‘hurt’.

Asked what happened during the alleged attacks by her older brother, the girl replied: ‘I say can we stop.

‘He pulls my arm. He says please. I say no. He makes a sad face. He says shhh.’

“The girl stared down at her hands, sighed and fiddled with her shiny black shoes before describing how her elder brother hurt her ‘in the private… with his private’.

Under cross-examination yesterday by defence barrister Jonathan Ray, acting for the older brother, she was asked where the word ‘private’ came from.

She answered: ‘It’s my own word.’

Mr Ray added: ‘When you say it hurt, what sort of hurt do you say it was?

‘It didn’t hurt to make you shout out, did it? And you didn’t cry at any stage, did you?

‘And I don’t even expect it made you sad, did it?’

The little girl replied: ‘No.’ She added: ‘When I said no, he said he will give me sweets.

She was attacked about 15 times by one sibling and more than ten by the other over a three year period at her home in Birmingham between September 2006 and May last year, the court heard.

The 15-year-old is also alleged to have sexually assaulted another sister, now aged ten.

When he turned 13, he became ‘extremely sexually forward’, prosecutor Mark Heywood told jurors.

The older boy was discovered by his mother lying on top of his sister in the lounge one evening, the court heard.

Both brothers became such a concern that they were sent to live with their grandparents last year.

Mr Heywood said: ‘The prosecution case, in a nutshell, is that each of these two boys sexually abused their sister and in the case of the eldest, abused his other sister as well.’

The boys, who were both as young as 12 when the alleged abuse began, were allowed to sit at the back of the court instead of in the dock because of their age.

The barristers removed their wigs and gowns but the judge kept hers on, after hearing that the seven-year- old had been ‘looking forward to the colourful robes’.

The 15-year- old denies two charges of rape and four of sexual assault of a child, while his brother denies two counts of rape and two of sexual assault.

None of the family can be identified for legal reasons.

The trial continues.
Source: The Mail

A seven year old girl has told the court that she I was raped by her brothers after they promised  to give her sweeties,

The little girl whose name cannot be indentified because of he age  was so tiny, she had to sit on four cushions to be seen on the video screen while giving her evidence.

She played with a toy train as she told a hushed court what her brothers had allegedly done to her.

The seven-year-old schoolgirl claimed yesterday that she was repeatedly raped by her two teenage brothers from the age of four.

The girl shuffled and fidgeted as she described how her siblings, now aged 15 and 13, sexually abused her more than 25 times in their home
Giving evidence at Birmingham Crown Court, she claimed her older brother, who was 12 when the alleged abuse began, offered her sweets when she told him to stop.

The brothers, who appeared in court smartly dressed and accompanied by their grandparents, deny the allegations.

The tiny girl filled barely a corner of the television screen during the video link. She was eventually given a higher chair after a request from the judge.

The jury was first shown a 30-minute interview with the girl and a specially-trained female police officer, recorded last summer after the then six-year-old allegedly told her mother she suffered attacks, both clothed and unclothed, in the family’s living room.

During the interview, the girl – dressed in jeans, a white T-shirt and pink socks – could be seen playing with a toy train as she told the officer she had been subjected to ‘inappropriate things’ which she ‘did not like’ and which ‘hurt’.

Asked what happened during the alleged attacks by her older brother, the girl replied: ‘I say can we stop.

‘He pulls my arm. He says please. I say no. He makes a sad face. He says shhh.’

The girl stared down at her hands, sighed and fiddled with her shiny black shoes before describing how her elder brother hurt her ‘in the private… with his private’.

Under cross-examination yesterday by defence barrister Jonathan Ray, acting for the older brother, she was asked where the word ‘private’ came from.

She answered: ‘It’s my own word.’

Mr Ray added: ‘When you say it hurt, what sort of hurt do you say it was?

‘It didn’t hurt to make you shout out, did it? And you didn’t cry at any stage, did you?

‘And I don’t even expect it made you sad, did it?’

The little girl replied: ‘No.’ She added: ‘When I said no, he said he will give me sweets.

She was attacked about 15 times by one sibling and more than ten by the other over a three year period at her home in Birmingham between September 2006 and May last year, the court heard.

The 15-year-old is also alleged to have sexually assaulted another sister, now aged ten.

When he turned 13, he became ‘extremely sexually forward’, prosecutor Mark Heywood told jurors.

Artist impression of Court  proceeding.
Artist impression of Court proceeding.

The older boy was discovered by his mother lying on top of his sister in the lounge one evening, the court heard.

Both brothers became such a concern that they were sent to live with their grandparents last year.

Mr Heywood said: ‘The prosecution case, in a nutshell, is that each of these two boys sexually abused their sister and in the case of the eldest, abused his other sister as well.’

The boys, who were both as young as 12 when the alleged abuse began, were allowed to sit at the back of the court instead of in the dock because of their age.

The barristers removed their wigs and gowns but the judge kept hers on, after hearing that the seven-year- old had been ‘looking forward to the colourful robes’.

The 15-year- old denies two charges of rape and four of sexual assault of a child, while his brother denies two counts of rape and two of sexual assault.

None of the family can be identified for legal reasons.

The trial continues.

Source: Helen Tipper,  The Mail