- 15/01/2013 - 06:39 PM GMT+01:00
Prosecuting QC, Noel Lucas, told the court, the girls — ranging from the ages of 11 to 15 at the time of the abuse — were also drugged to such a degree, that they “were barely aware of what was going on” during sexual activity which sometimes “went on for days”.
Nine Asian men “groomed” and sexually abused underage girls as part of a child sex ring, a court heard today.
The suspects are accused of subjecting their “vulnerable” victims to a “living hell” in which they were repeatedly raped and forced to perform sexual acts after being plied with alcohol and drugs.
One of the six girls was first abused when she was just 11, the Old Bailey was told.
The accused, all arrested in Oxford as part of Thames Valley Police’s Operation Bullfinch, deny all the charges, between 2004 and last year. They include two sets of brothers, Akhtar Dogar, 32, and Anjum Dogar, 30, and Bassam Karrar, 33, and Mohammed Karrar, 38.
The others are Kamar Jamil, 27, Zeeshan Ahmed, 27, Assad Hussain, 32, Bilal Ahmed, 26, and Mohammed Hussain, 24. Mr Lucas added the victims were allegedly abused in private houses and guest houses in Oxford. Some of the girls were also taken to other towns and cities. The case continues