Lancashire Woman To Be Sentenced For Plotting Rape

A 19 year old woman from Lancashire will be sentenced today after she lured two girls on a night out in Blackburn to be raped by three men.

Stephanie Knight told the 16 year olds they were going out clubbing. But when the girls arrived they were driven around, plied with alcohol, before one of them was forced to have sex with "her boys" - brothers Amjad Hussain, 34, and Shahid Hussain, 37, and their cousin Tanveer Butt, 39.

The girls were taken to an empty terraced house in Accrington with no electricity and the three men subjected one of the girls to a ``terrifying ordeal''.

Amjad Hussain, whose partner was due to give birth at the time, then raped both girls as he drove them home to Blackburn in December 2009, Burnley Crown Court heard.

The girl who was raped at Amjad Hussein's former home in Craven Street later told police she was pulled into a number of rooms by the men, who took turns to sexually assault her throughout the night.

The prosecution said both victims had known Knight for only up to a week and had not previously met any of the other defendants. After she lured them out for the evening, Knight was heard to say ``got them'' in a mobile phone conversation and named the girls.

Knight, who has been in local authority care since the age of 11, said she first met Amjad Hussain six months earlier when he pulled up beside her in the street in his car and asked for her mobile phone number. They went on to have a sexual relationship and she said she later fell in love with him.

Knight, formerly of Queen Street, Rawtenstall, Amjad Hussain, of Sharples Street, Accrington, and married father-of-four Butt, of St Albans Street, Rochdale, were all convicted of conspiracy to rape.

Knight and Butt were also found guilty of aiding and abetting rape while Amjad Hussein, Shahid Hussain, of Drake Street, Rochdale, and Butt were all convicted of rape.

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