A man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl in a Keighley car park was shocked to find out her real age, a jury heard today.

Baber Hussain, 22, was questioned by police last May after he and his friend, Ashad Pervez, 21, were found with the youngster and a 14-year-old girl in the early hours.

The two men are on trial at Bradford Crown Court accused of sex offences, but Hussain told officers it was the two girls who had wanted sex that night.

Hussain, of Thorn Lane, Heaton, repeatedly stated that he had not raped anyone and had not forced the girls, whom he had never met before, to do anything.

"They were hugging me," Hussain said during his first interview. "I told them to get off because I have a girlfriend. They were coming on to me."

Hussain insisted that the 12-year-old had been coming on to him and flirting with him. He said he thought the girls were 17 or 18.

Hussain went on to say that the older girl had performed a sex act on him, but he had not wanted to have sex with the other youngster even when she got on top of him.

"They wanted it big time yeah," said Hussain. "They were up for it straight away. She jumped on top of me and was flashing everything.

"I didn't force anybody to do anything. I didn't, like, tell anyone to stay. I'd no idea those girls were 12 or 13. If I'd known then I wouldn't be with them."

In a second interview, Hussain maintained that he did not know the age of the younger girl.

"She told me she was 16 and the other one was 17 that's what they told us," he said. "They said that and obviously I don't go out with small, little girls. I was shocked yesterday when you told me."

Hussain claimed that the younger girl pulled his pants down and jumped on top of him and that he had not forced her to do anything.

In his final interview, Hussain added: "I haven't raped no girls. They were there of their own will I didn't force them to do anything."

Pervez, of Victoria Court, Keighley, declined to answer any of the questions put to him by police. Hussain has pleaded not guilty to two charges of rape and one of causing a child to engage in sexual activity.

Pervez has denied two allegations of causing a child to engage in sexual activity.

The trial continues.