'I was robbed of innocence and childhood' says teenage victim of sex slave ring

* But more than anything she fears her ordeal could have made her become ‘racist’ – what could be worse than that?

A teenage victim of two Asian men who ran a sex slavery in which they groomed their white victims with drugs, drinks and gifts before assaulting them, said her attackers had robbed her of her ‘innocence and childhood’.

The 17-year-old girl was one several victims of Mirza Baig, 35, and Mohammed Ditta, 39, who lured vulnerable teenage girls to a flat and forced them to perform sex acts.

The girls were groomed with gifts including drugs, mobile phone credit and cigarettes before they were trapped in Ditta’s flat, stripped and sexually abused.

Yesterday, after the defendants – who are both married with children – were given indeterminate sentences for the protection of the public, one of their victims described how her ordeal had led her to become ‘distant’ with people.

Mohammed Ditta, 39, (left) and Mirza Baig    

Mohammed Ditta, 39, (left) and Mirza Baig, 35, who have both been jailed indefinitely for sex attacks on teenage girls they had plied with drink and drugs

The girl, who cannot be named, said: “It has definitely made me more aware and more distant with people – especially with men and Asian men in particular. Whenever I see an Asian male I get scared – its an immediate reaction.

“It’s not because I am racist or anything, but because it reminds me of those men. It annoys me that I have been made to think like that.

“If I’m with people I know then it’s fine but as soon as someone comes in that I don’t know – I’m out of there.

“I stay in a lot more now. If I do go out then I get picked up from my house and dropped off there – and I don’t got out alone.

“I have completely changed as a person. Before I used to be the one who was bubbly and chatty and always coming up with things to do. Now if I do go out with my mates, I just sit in the corner and don’t really say anything – or get involved.

“I don’t know how to speak to new people or make new friends anymore. I used to be bubbly, but now I’m quiet and shy. They took away my innocence and my childhood.” 

Baig, of Longdon Road, Longsight, Manchester, and Ditta of Newdale Road, Levenshulme, Manchester, were jailed indefinitely and told they must each serve at least three years before parole.

Passing sentence Judge Anthony Gee said: “These are despicable and truly shameful offences. Neither of you have displayed the slightest hint of remorse or regret.”

The pair were arrested in May last year after an investigation by a team of social workers from Manchester Children’s Services, detectives from Greater Manchester Police and project workers from the voluntary sector.

In the first incident, on April 18, 2007, Baig met up with two 15-year-old girls and drove them to Ditta’s flat.

Once inside Ditta gave the girls drink and drugs. He offered to pay one of the girls £20 to have sex with him, but she refused so he punched her twice in the face.

A few weeks later on April 30, 2007 the third victim, who was also 15 at the time, went to the same flat with a girl she knew.

There, Ditta and Baig gave her drink and drugs. While she was heavily intoxicated, Baig then sexually assaulted her. He then trapped her in the bedroom and threatened to kill her.

Ditta also sexually assaulted her before she was able to escape.

One girl told Manchester Crown Court she was terrified and thought she was going to die after Ditta ordered her to have sex and threatened her with a gun.

Ditta was convicted of assault and sexual assault after a three week trial.

Baig was convicted of sexual assault and threats to kill after calling one girl a “slag” and saying he would shoot her if she did not have sex with him.

Both men are married with young children.

In some communities with large Asian populations, parents have complained Asian men have targeted white girls, who are seen as more liberal.

One of the victims now aged 17 said she now feared seeing Asian men in the street.

“It has definitely made me more aware. And more distant – especially with males. Asian males in particular. That is one of the things I hate about what happened. Whenever I see an Asian male I get scared – it’s an immediate reaction.

“It’s not because I am racist or anything, but because it reminds me of those men. It annoys me that I have been made to think like that.

“It’s awful to think that way, and I hate that I do. I feel like I am being disrespectful and racist but that’s not me.”

3 thoughts on “'I was robbed of innocence and childhood' says teenage victim of sex slave ring”

  1. It’s not because I am racist or anything, but, but, but

    Its sick that the victims have to be on the defence

    Well, It’s not because I am racist or anything, but I think they should have their cobblers cut off and sent back the particle area of asia where this vermin come from

  2. This is Typical Pakistani and Arab muslim behaviour. No tolerance for these bastards. 3 years should be life!!!

  3. Google Muslim and rape and it turns up a lot about gang-rapes of Caucasian women in countries with Muslim immigrants. It also turns up rapes of Christian minorities in countries with Muslim majorities. In the stories I read there was difficulty getting the rapes prosecuted because of officials in those countries and intimidation by perpetrators.

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