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‘Pimp threatened to kill me’

Picture shows Amanda Spencer at Sheffield Crown Court accused of a string of child sex offences including facilitating child prostitution.
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Picture shows Amanda Spencer at Sheffield Crown Court accused of a string of child sex offences including facilitating child prostitution. See Ross Parry copy RPYSEX Paul Macnamara/rossparry.co.uk

An alleged victim of child prostitution told a court she was ‘intimidated and scared’ of a female ‘pimp’ who threatened to kill her if she didn’t do as she was told.

The girl, who is now 18 years old, said she was just 10 or 11 when she met Amanda Spencer at Castle Market in Sheffield.

Spencer, now aged 22, is accused of plying nine young girls with drink and drugs before luring them into prostitution.

It is claimed she was given money, alcohol and drugs by men in return for sexual favours performed by her pool of exploited young teens.

Spencer is on trial with five men - Lee Unwin, aged 27, John McLachlan, 66, Kareem Ahmed, 30, Bashdar Hamadin, 27, and a 68-year-old man who cannot be named for legal reasons - all accused of child sex offences.

In a DVD played to the court, the girl said: “Amanda Foster told me she would kill me if I told people what was happening.

“Intimidated and scared, that was the way I felt.”

Sheffield Crown Court heard Spencer was 16 or 17 when she first met the alleged victim - when the girl was only 10 or 11.

“You could tell I was a kid,” said the witness.

She said Spencer was ‘dead nice’ when they first met - but changed.

“She started shouting at me, telling me what to do, what to wear and things like that. She would put my make-up on to make me look older.

“I used to have to tell people I was 16.”

The girl said one day Spencer took her on the 120 bus to see a man Spencer called ‘uncle’.

The prosecution allege ‘uncle’ is the 68-year-old man who cannot be identified.

The teenager said that, while at his home, the man grabbed hold of her and touched her indecently.

She said Spencer meanwhile was sitting on the sofa making ‘funny eyes’ at her.

“I was just about to find out what she was like,” said the witness.

Asked what she meant, she said: “That she wasn’t the nice girl I thought she was, and I felt scared of her.”

She added: “I thought she would stand up for me and say to him, ‘Don’t touch her’ - but she didn’t.”

Spencer, of Canklow Road, Canklow, Rotherham, denies 38 offences.

Unwin, of Nether Green Road, Nether Green, denies paying for the sexual services of a child, while McLachlan of Downham Road, Firth Park, denies two counts of paying for the sexual services of a child.

Ahmed, of Manor Park Centre, Manor, denies trafficking for sexual exploitation, and Hamadamin of Rock Street, Burngreave, denies rape.

The 68-year-old man denies three counts of child sexual assault.

The trial continues.

 
 
 

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