In what has become a sick twisted epidemic among Muslim paeophiles in the UK, girls as young as 11 were groomed and raped by a child sex ring before being sold to abusers across Britain, a court heard yesterday. Nine men of Muslim heritage befriended vulnerable girls with gifts of perfume, alcohol and drugs before subjecting them to a ‘living hell’ for eight years. The six girls were subjected to ‘extreme physical and sexual violence’ while they were repeatedly raped by numerous abusers.
UK Daily Mail(h/t bains) The gang, from the Oxford area, ‘actively targeted’ girls from ‘troubled upbringings’ and those who lived in care homes, the Old Bailey heard. One victim became pregnant by one of her attackers when she was 11 or 12. When gang member Mohammed Karrar discovered she was pregnant he used an instrument to perform an abortion on her, it was alleged.
The attackers used knives, meat cleavers and baseball bats to inflict severe pain on the girls for their twisted pleasure. On other occasions the girls were bitten, scratched, suffocated, tied up, beaten and burnt with cigarettes. The men are said to have fed the girls copious amounts of drugs so that they became more complicit to their depraved demands.
‘At first they made her feel special by paying her the attention she did not receive at home… it was an act of grooming, the men having realised she was a vulnerable girl, were targeting her for their own sexual purposes.’ At times the girls were so ‘wasted’ they ‘were barely aware of what was going on’ during the abuse.
Men would travel to Oxford ‘often by appointment’ from as far afield as Bradford, Leeds, London and Slough ‘specifically to abuse young girls’ in hotels and private houses. Sometimes the girls were taken to towns and cities such as London and Bournemouth where they were sold for sex. These men also subjected them to ‘humiliating and degrading’ levels of abuse, leaving the girls with severe internal injuries.
The gang often stood guard outside a room while girls were being abused and threatened to kill them and their families if they tried to escape, the court heard. One girl, who was just 12 when she was groomed, became so enslaved to the gang that she even forgot it was her 15th birthday when she was with the men. Later she started to self-harm to ‘take away the hurt’ and told her mother: ‘I may as well be dead.’
Opening the case yesterday Noel Lucas, QC, prosecuting, said: ‘Much of what the girls were forced to endure was perverted in the extreme. ‘These defendants, and the others with whom they operated, showed the complainants little or no human decency or consideration. ‘Their conduct towards these very young and vulnerable girls was with total disregard to any moral inhibitions as to their own conduct. The depravity of what the girls were forced to endure was extreme.’
The men did this ‘for their own sexual gratification and for the sexual gratification of other men,‘ he added. Kamar Jamil, 27, Akhtar Dogar, 32, Anjum Dogar, 30, Assad Hussain, 32, Mohammed Karrar, 38, Bassam Karrar, 26, Mohammed Hussain, 24, Zeeshan Ahmed, 27, and Bilal Ahmed, 26, face a total of 79 charges against them.
These include allegations of child rape, trafficking for sexual exploitation, arranging or facilitating child prostitution and using an instrument with intent to procure a miscarriage. It took almost half an hour for all the charges to be read to the jury. The trial heard how there were many more alleged abusers in addition to those in the dock.