The alleged ringleader of a gang who plied young girls with vodka and drugs to have sex with them today appeared in court where he denied the charges against him as 'lies' and 'rubbish'.
The 59-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, described the alleged victims in the case as 'prostitutes' with enough business acumen to 'win The Apprentice'.
He is the first of 11 defendants from the Rochdale area to take to the witness stand as part of a major trial charged with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with children under the age of 16.
The prosecution at Liverpool Crown Court says they plied girls as young as 13 with drink and drugs so they could be 'passed around' and used for sex.
In dramatic court room scenes, the 59-year-old took his sweater off and ripped out a clump of his hair, demanding why she didn't tell police about his hairy body.
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