Nelson teenager allegedly beat up and raped girl, jury told

A TEENAGER allegedly beat up and repeatedly raped a girl, threatening to kill her and shoot her family, a jury was told.

Burnley Crown Court heard claims the petrified and crying girl was tied to a bed with cables by Mikael Jalal Hussain, who hit her to force her to have sex with him at a house in Nelson.

He later put a knife to her neck before cutting her leg.

Hussain was said to have struck the alleged victim with a stick, pushed her into a wall, kicked her in the stomach, lifted her off the ground by her hair and removed the SIM card from her mobile phone.

Prosecutor David Temkin alleged the defendant was strangling the girl and told her: “If I killed you, who would come to your funeral? I bet nobody would come to your funeral.”

Hussain, now 18 and living in Bradford, denies four charges of rape and three allegation of assault causing actual bodily harm.

The alleged offences are said to have taken place several years ago when the defendant lived in Nelson.

Mr Temkin said the victim was allegedly hit in the face and body several times by Hussain. He took her purse and threw it against a wall, picked her up off the ground by her hair, called her abusive names and destroyed her SIM card.

Hussain was said to have punched and kicked the girl and told her she deserved the violence.

The prosecutor claimed Hussain threatened to shoot the girl’s family and she believed the threats. Mr Temkin told to the jury Hussain repeatedly raped the girl. He said: “The prosecution say that the defendant knew perfectly well that she did not consent to sex with him.”

The hearing was told Hussain threatened to rip off the alleged victim’s clothes with a knife and then held her down, hit her and told her to shut up.

The ‘petrified’ girl was crying and in pain. The defendant allegedly pulled the girl by the legs, pushed her down and told her he would kill her.

Mr Temkin alleged Hussain then tied the student to a bed, by putting cables through holes in the mattress. He said: “He tied her down with her arms and feet, so in effect she was in a star shape. Police later seized it and the mattress had holes in it.”

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