A SCHOOLGIRL who claims she was raped in a South Tyneside student house has described her ordeal in court.
The girl, who was 14 at the time of the alleged attack, said she had gone to the house in Beaufront Terrace, South Shields, with some friends.
It was known as a place where young girls could drink and smoke, and she claimed that some - including a friend of hers - were paid for sex by the students who lived there.
The girl told Newcastle Crown Court she initially went to the house with a group of friends, then returned later with just one other person.
He told her he had to leave for five minutes, and it was while he was gone that the attack allegedly took place.
Abu Sufian, 21, and Raabsan Khan, 19, are accused of pinning the girl to a bed while Ferdoush Hasan, 22, is said to have raped her.
The three, who were studying at South Tyneside College, deny a joint charge of rape, and Hasan has pleaded ‘not guilty’ to a second rape.
The girl told the court: “They (Sufian and Khan) came and sat with me and Fookie (Hasan), and I was telling them I didn’t want to do anything.
“They were saying, ‘Just do it, it will be fine, nothing will happen’.
“I said ‘Stop touching me’.
“One of them got my arm at the top and held it down, and the other one did the same with the other side.”
She claims that Hasan then raped her, only stopping when she spat in his face.
The girl said she only went to the house because she was cold and had nowhere else to go.
She said: “(A friend) asked us if we wanted to sit in the house with them because it was cold and there was nowhere else to go, really.
“We were all just sat talking and the men were offering us drink and tabs. They had cans of cheap lager.”
The defence claims that the girl cried rape after her boyfriend argued with her about going to the house and accused her of cheating on him.
* The trial continues.