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Telford child sex abuse trial told of phone data checks by phone expert

By Deborah Hardiman | Telford | Crime | Published:

The jury in the trial of three men accused of sex offences against a Telford girl have heard how data checks put her mobile phone at the same locations as one of her abusers.

Ghamer Sulayman, 23, Ayad Hizam, 21, and Saleh Qasem, 20, who are charged with a total of 20 offences in relation to the alleged victim, who was aged 15 at the time.

The case relates to several incidents in 2016 when she was taken to hotels and car parks in Telford, and a house in Birmingham to meet a number of men who allegedly abused her.

Giving evidence at Shrewsbury Crown Court yesterday, telecommunications analyst Naomi Tentioeve said that data and cell siting checks put phone numbers belonging to the victim and Hizam in the vicinity of two hotels in Telford town centre at the same time and on the same dates.

The case so far:

Sulayman, of Mercia Drive, Kings Heath, Birmingham, faces seven counts of rape and three of trafficking. Qasem, 20, of Runcorn Road, Balsall Heath, faces one count of sexual assault and one of trafficking. Hizam, of Bridgecroft, Balsall Heath, also Birmingham, faces four counts of abduction and four counts of sexual activity with a child. All three deny the alleged offences between March and July 2016.

The teenager, now 18, previously told the court that at one time she considered Hizam whom she knew as "Nathan" to be her boyfriend.

The trial continues.

Deborah Hardiman

By Deborah Hardiman
@Deborahh_Star

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based out of the head office in Ketley. Covering the Telford area.

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