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Three men on trial for sexually assaulting six-year-old girl 135 times

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Three men on trial for sexually assaulting six-year-old girl 135 times
The regional court in Bochum. Photo: DPA
14:42 CEST+02:00
The trial of three men accused of assaulting a young family member more than 100 times started in Bochum on Thursday.

Prosecutors allege the men sexually assaulted the girl 135 times while she was aged between six and eight years old, broadcaster WDR reports.

One of the defendants is the girl's uncle, another is her older brother, while the third man is her mother's partner.

The girl's mother is also on trial for assisting in the crime.

The girl, now 17, has been in psychological care for years. She is set to give a statement during the trial.

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