Search

Man accused of sex ring crimes searched rape porn online, court hears

10:16 27 June 2013

Snaresbrook Crown Court

Snaresbrook Crown Court

Archant

A man accused of rape and prostitution offences used a popular search engine to look up graphic sexual images, a court heard.

Naeem Ahmed searched the word “rape” and “Asian prostitute” as well as watching a porn video depicting rape, prosecutors claimed.

Standing in Snaresbrook Crown Court on Wednesday, the 25-year-old of Westminster Gardens, Barking, denied searching some of the terms but added: “I researched just to see what it was really all about.

“Every guy looks at porn.”

Ahmed, known as Ricky, went on to deny that he raped the teenager, claiming “No-one stopped her leaving the house.

“She had her phone on her and could easily have picked up the phone and dialled 999.

“She should have given it an attempt. If she feels she is being raped she could have given it an attempt and thought to myself ‘I’m being raped by these people’.

“There was no screaming and no shouting, nothing like that. If she doesn’t want to have sex she needs to indicate to someone that she doesn’t want to.”

Prosecutor Kate Bex claimed the victim had seen weapons, including a baseball bat and a hammer, in the room and was afraid of what might happen to her if she failed to escape.

“The victim made it crystal clear that she wasn’t consenting because she was sobbing,” she said. A claim denied by Ahmed, who said: “That’s not true. She wasn’t crying. This is all lies.”

It also emerged in court that Naeem had been earning a living by sub-letting rooms, including one with bunk beds in a hostel-style set up, at three properties across Barking and Dagenham.

Naeem Ahmed is accused, alongside four other men, of being part of a sex ring that engaged in child prostitution and rape.

He denies five counts of rape, controlling child prostitution, paying for the sexual services of a child, inciting child prostitution and causing prostitution for a gain.

Also accused is Nabeel Ahmed, 24, of Chadwell Heath Lane, who denies three counts of rape and his brother Jameel, 25, who denies two.

Anas Iqbal, 25, of Newham Way, East Ham, denies six counts of rape and paying for the sexual services of a child. Hassan Raza, 23, of Westminster Gardens, denies sexual assault.

The trial continues.

Latest News Stories

11:13
Cllr Varindar Singh Bola

A councillor has praised the work of the borough’s police to increase ethnic minority officer numbers.

13:33
Campaign group People's NHS rallying in George Lane, South Woodford, and getting people to sign its petition to improve healthcare and stop privatisation of the NHS.

Campaign group People’s NHS held a rally in George Lane, South Woodford, on Saturday.

Terri-Anne Maxfield, missing from Stoke-on-Trent for more than a week, is believed to be in Ilford.

Terri-Anne Maxfield, who is missing from Stoke-on-Trent, may be in Ilford.

Picture: Google maps

A woman jumped out of a window to escape from a house fire.

Most read news

Competitions

Get your hands on some fresh trainers!

Need some new shoes to head to work or some new heels for a night on the cobbles? London24 has teamed up with online retailer Sole Trader to offer £100 worth of shoes to one lucky reader.

Take in the stunning sites of London from the summit of the O2!

Up at The O2 has teamed up with London24 to give one lucky reader the chance to experience urban mountaineering this summer with an exhilarating 90-minute climb across the roof of one of London’s most iconic landmarks.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder