Girl, 5, accuses uncle, 12, of rape

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A FIVE-YEAR-OLD girl told a court yesterday how she was raped when she went out to play with two 12-year-old boys on a Sunday afternoon.

The girl, speaking through a video link, told how she was taken to Harehills Cemetery in Leeds on 14 September last year when the boys, her 12-year-old uncle whom she lived with and another 12-year-old, took it in turns to have sex with her.

The girl's uncle, who is now aged 13, has admitted indecent assault. The other boy, still aged 12, denies rape.

Nicholas Campbell, for the prosecution, told the jury that the girl kicked and screamed as she was raped.He said the 12-year-old raped the girl the first time and then threatened the girl's uncle that he would burn his clothes if he did not also have sex with the girl.

After the uncle had sex with her the first boy raped her for a second time. The girl said that she thought the boys were going to kill her.

Questioned by defence barrister Timothy Stead, the girl denied she had been playing games in the cemetery and insisted the boys had had sex with her.

The girl's uncle, giving evidence for the prosecution, said he had got on top of her - after the other boy - when he was threatened, but did not have full sex.

The case was adjourned until today.