‘Youngest sex gang victim, 11, was branded with her own hairpin by “sick sex monsters” who plied her with drugs’
- Nine men are accused of grooming and abusing vulnerable girls in Oxford
- Child sex ring allegedly abused several girls – aged 11 to 16 over eight years
- Gang member allegedly branded one schoolgirl with ‘M’ for Mohammed
- Group’s second victim, aged 14, told a friend ‘she just wanted to be loved’
PUBLISHED: 14:12 GMT, 17 January 2013 | UPDATED: 18:40 GMT, 17 January 2013
An 11-year-old girl was branded with an ‘M’ for Mohammed on her buttocks to show she ‘belonged’ to a member of a child sex ring, the Old Bailey heard today.
The child was repeatedly subjected to ‘torture sex’ sessions where she was bound and gagged before being raped by members of the gang, a jury was told.
The girl is the youngest victim of nine men who allegedly hung around outside schools and care homes to recruit vulnerable victims they could use and abuse.
The court heard how the girl had been ‘sold’ by an unidentified man to an alleged member of the sex ring, Mohammed Karrar, in mid-2004.
After what she describes as a ‘nicey-nicey honeymoon period’ in which she was lavished with gifts including perfume, she was then plied with hard drugs.
It is alleged that Karrar then pimped her out, raping her in her own living room and inviting others to do the same.
Jurors were told he thought he ‘could get away with doing anything’ because her parents were deaf and had learning difficulties.
Prosecutor Noel Lucas QC told the court: ‘He kept telling her he was going to get back the money he had paid for her.’
The court heard that Mohammed Karrar got the girl, who is now 19, pregnant just after her 12th birthday. He then took her to a backstreet clinic in Reading for an abortion.
‘It was not a proper clinic, but a room at the back of a house,’ Mr Lucas explained. ‘She saw instruments laid out.
Around the same time, Mohammed Karrar is also said to have branded an ‘M’ for ‘Mo’ on to her buttocks using one of her hairpins’
‘She was given a couple of pills and saw what looked like a large crochet hook, which was used to undertake the procedure.
‘Procuring a miscarriage by these means is not only entirely unlawful, it is also extremely dangerous and can lead to all sorts of medical complications, including death.’
Around the same time, Mohammed Karrar is also said to have branded an ‘M’ for ‘Mo’ on to her buttocks using one of her hairpins.
‘He told her he wanted people to know she belonged to him,’ said Mr Lucas.
On one occasion when she tried to fight him off, he knocked her out with a metal baseball bat.
The girl was later introduced to Mohammed’s brother Bassam, who allegedly gang raped her after forcing her to watch an episode of Eurotrash.
The pair went on to organise group sex sessions with other men. ‘Clients’ would be charged up to £500 for regular sex and £600 for bondage sessions, the court heard.
The abuse is said to have continued until August 2009, when the girl was aged 15.
She described her abusers as ‘sick sex monsters’ who were playing ‘mind games’ with her, the court heard.
Another 14-year-old girl – who lived in a foster home since she was five-years-old – was introduced to members of the group by one of their other victims who lived in the same children’s home.
She was forced to have sex with her abusers and other men in flats, alleyways and woods in and around Oxford in the summer of 2006.
Mr Lucas said the girl – now 21 – had ‘no choice’ and told a friend: ‘I just want to be loved. I’ve never been loved and this shows me love.’
She spoke to police at the time, but was too terrified to make a detailed complaint and only came forward after the suspects were arrested for other matters last year.
‘She said that she had no choice,’ said Mr Lucas. She coped with her ordeal by ‘shutting down’ her emotions, he added.
The court heard how the nine men in the gang groomed many of the girls for up to a year by lavishing them with attention before plying them with alcohol and hard drugs.
Victims were then encouraged to recruit other girls who could be raped and abused, jurors were told.
Another alleged victim was just 12 when she began to be groomed by brothers Mohammed, 28, and Bassam Karrar, 33.
She had been adopted the previous year and would often bunk off school and drink alcohol.
‘They cajoled her into having sex with the men. They did so in a jokey manner, as if she was being asked to take part in a dare… It was all done rather cleverly’
Prosecutor Noel Lucas QC
‘The men gave her alcohol and cigarettes and later cannabis,’ said Mr Lucas.
‘She loved the attention they showed her. It made her feel important and – wholly mistakenly – she felt protected by them.
‘This was the grooming phase, to get the confidence of these girls. At this time, the men asked nothing in return and did not abuse her sexually.
‘Gradually, over a period of time, they secured her confidence.’
It was only when she was thirteen-and-a-half that the abuse began and she was ordered to have sex with men brought to a flat in Oxford.
‘They cajoled her into having sex with the men,’ said Mr Lucas. ‘They did so in a jokey manner, as if she was being asked to take part in a dare.’
‘It was all done rather cleverly,’ he added.
The attacks continued from July 2005 for around two-and-a-half years and the girl, now aged 20, was even taken to other cities, including London, Coventry and Manchester.
There she was taken to bedsits to have sex with men or to act as an escort.
‘On one occasion when she went to London, Mohammed Karrar had given her so much crack cocaine she couldn’t breathe and had to be taken to hospital,’ said Mr Lucas.
Nine men of Egyptian and Pakistani descent face 51 charges relating to the alleged abuse between May 2004 and January last year.
Anjum Dogar, 30, of Tawney Street, Oxford, denies three counts of rape, three of conspiracy to rape, three of arranging or facilitating child prostitution and one count of trafficking within the UK for sexual exploitation.
Hospital porter Akhtar Dogar, of the same address, denies five counts of rape, three of conspiracy to rape, three of arranging or facilitating child prostitution and one count of trafficking within the UK for sexual exploitation.
Security guard and father-of-two Jamil, from Summertown, is charged with four counts of rape, three counts of conspiracy to rape, two counts of arranging the prostitution of a child, one count of possession with intent to supply class A drugs.
Mohammed Karrar, of Kames Close, Oxford, denies four counts of conspiracy to rape, an alternative count of conspiracy to commit sexual assault with a child, six counts of rape, two counts of trafficking for sexual exploitation, one of conspiracy to assault by instrument, two counts of arranging or facilitating child prostitution, one count of using an assault with intent to procure a miscarriage and one count of assault of a child by instrument.
Security guard and father-of-two Bassam Karrar, of Hundred Acres Close, Oxford, denies, three counts of rape, three counts of conspiracy to rape, two counts of arranging or facilitating child prostitution, one count of trafficking for sexual exploitation and one count of conspiracy to assault by instrument.
Assad Hussain, 32, of Horsepath Road, Cowley, denies three counts of sexual activity with a child and two of conspiracy to rape.
Mohammed Hussain, 24, of Ashurst Way, Rose Hill, Oxford, denies conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child, rape and two counts of sexual activity with a child.
Bilal Ahmed, 26, of Suffolk Road, Maidenhead, Berks, denies with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child and sexual activity with a child.
Jobless Zeeshan Ahmed, 27, of Palmer Road, Headington, denies two counts of conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child and two counts of sexual activity with a child.
The trial continues and is expected to last up to three months.