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Oxford exploitation trial: Girl had ‘back-room abortion’

Oxford exploitation trial: Girl had ‘back-room abortion’

A 12-year-old girl who was repeatedly raped by a group of men was also made to have a back-room abortion after falling pregnant, a court has heard.

She is one of six alleged victims of nine men accused of grooming children and exploiting them for sex in Oxford.

She was also “branded” with the initial of a man who claimed to “own her”.

The men deny 51 charges including rape, arranging child prostitution and trafficking relating to girls aged between 11 and 15 from 2004 to 2012.

Jurors at the Old Bailey heard the victim, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, was “sold” to Mohammed Karrar when she had just turned 11 to “cure her bad attitude”.

Noel Lucas QC, prosecuting, said he then groomed her for sexual activity, giving her alcohol and drugs.

Hair-pin branding

Both he and his brother, Bassam Karrar, repeatedly raped the girl and arranged for her to be raped by other men in a way she described as “torture”, the court heard.

Mr Lucas said that on one occasion Mohammed Karrar heated a hair pin with a lighter and branded the girl with the letter M on her buttock to show she belonged to him.

When she became pregnant, aged 12, he arranged for her to have an illegal abortion in a back-room in Reading.

Mr Lucas told jurors: “This brief summary of the very extensive and persistent abuse [she] suffered at the hands of Mohammed Karrar illustrates his view of her as something to be used and abused at will.

“He regarded her as his property. He showed her no regard.

“He felt he was entitled to have sex with her when he wanted and in whatever manner he wanted.

“If she had the courage to resist, he beat her. He branded her to make her his property and to ensure others knew it.”

The court heard Mr Karrar would charge men between £400 and £600 to use the girl.

‘Want to be loved’

Another 14-year-old girl was burned with a lighter and threatened if she refused to have sex with men, the court heard.

She met defendants Kamar Jamil, Anjum Dogar and his brother Akhtar Dogar, while she was living at a children’s home aged 14.

The court heard she drank and took drugs “to the point of passing out because she knew what was expected of her”.

Mr Lucas said she felt she had to do what she was told by the men, otherwise they would threaten her and get rough with her.

It is claimed she was taken to alleyways, woods and various houses and flats where men would have sex with her.

Mr Lucas also told the court the girl had said to a friend: “I have no choice, I just want to be loved. I’ve never been loved and this shows me love.”

The court has previously heard the group of men deliberately targeted vulnerable young girls with troubled upbringings which made it less likely anyone would be looking out for them.

The trial is expected to last until April. The defendants are all in custody.

The defendants are:

  • Kamar Jamil, 27, of Aldwych Road, Oxford
  • Akhtar Dogar, 32, of Tawney Street, Oxford; and his brother Anjum Dogar, 30, of Tawney Street, Oxford
  • Assad Hussain, 32, of Ashurst Way, Oxford
  • Mohammed Karrar, 38, of Kames Close, Oxford; and his brother Bassam Karrar, 33, of Hundred Acres Close, Oxford
  • Mohammed Hussain, 24, of Horspath Road, Oxford
  • Zeeshan Ahmed, 27, of Palmer Road, Oxford
  • Bilal Ahmed, 26, of Suffolk Road, Maidenhead

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-21059681

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