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Three Oswestry men among those who raped girl, court told

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A young girl was passed around different men - including three from Oswestry - and raped in the back of vehicles parked in various locations, a court has heard.

The complainant believed that incidents may have been filmed on a mobile phone, Mold Crown Court was told.

On another occasion the girl was said to be so frightened that she held hands with another girl as a man raped her, it was claimed.

Prosecuting barrister John Philpotts said that the girl was abused after being identified "as vulnerable by members of the travelling community."

Mr Philpotts said: "We say they took advantage of her vulnerabilities to use and abuse her sexually."

Six men have now gone on trial at Mold Crown Court.

Rocky Evans, 22, of Old Hall Road, Elton, Chester, faces four charges of rape, one charge of sexual assault, and two charges of people trafficking for sexual exploitation.

James Dean Evans, 21, of Alvaney View in Elton, faces three charges of rape.

Jimmy Dean Holden, 20, of River View caravan park, Tan House Lane, Widnes, faces two rape charges.

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Silvester Martin Price, 19, of Ascot Close, Albany Park, Oswestry, faces one rape charge. Danny Arthur Roberts, 31, of Park Hall Caravan site, Oswestry, faces two rape charges and Billy Joe Evans, 21, of Park Hall caravan site, Oswestry, face one rape charge.

The alleged incidents are said to have taken place between 2010 and 2014.

Mr Philpotts told the jury that others had also been charged with abusing the girl, but it had been decided it would be too complex and unwieldy to have them all in one trial.

The complainant had told a drug and alcohol worker that she had been raped more than once after she said that members of the travelling community "passed her around" among themselves.

"These men knew what they were doing was unlawful," alleged Mr Philpotts.

The trial is expected to last about four weeks.

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