Girl sent to London to "have sex with strangers", Old Bailey hears

First published in News Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author by , Crime Reporter, also covering Barton and Wood Farm. Call me on (01865) 425427

AN UNDERAGE girl was sent to London to have sex with strangers, the Old Bailey has heard.

Known as Girl 3 as she cannot be named, the witness said she was told she had "a job to do" and told to meet men at Paddington railway station.

She was giving evidence at the trial of nine men accused of raping and prostituting girls in Oxford.

The court heard the girl had been given crack cocaine and alcohol by Mohammed Karrar who would tell her she had "a job to do" and put her on a train to meet men at Paddington station.

She said the men were "well dressed". She said sometimes they would take her for a meal, buy her clothes to wear, or take her for sex at apartments.

And when prosecutor Noel Lucas asked her if she wanted to go and do it, she said: "Not to do the job, but I wanted to get away from Oxford and them all."

And when asked why she did it, she said: "I felt it was my job and that's what I was good for."

Girl 3 claims she was abused by Akhtar and Anjum Dogar, Assad Hussain, and Mohammed and Bassam Karrar between the ages of 13 and 15.

The alleged crimes, including rape, child prostitution, and sex trafficking, are said to have taken place between July 2005 and July 2008.

The nine defendants deny all the charges.

The trial continues.

 

The accused all deny the charges. They are:
- Kamar Jamil, 27, of Aldrich Road, Summertown, Oxford, denies four rapes, three charges of conspiracy to rape, two of arranging or facilitating child prostitution, and one of trafficking for sexual exploitation.
- Akhtar Dogar, 32, of Tawney Street, East Oxford, denies six rapes, three charges of conspiracy to rape, three of arranging or facilitating child prostitution, and trafficking for sexual exploitation.
- Anjum Dogar, 30, of Tawney Street, East Oxford, denies four rapes, three charges of conspiracy to rape, three of arranging or facilitating child prostitution, and trafficking for sexual exploitation.
- Assad Hussain, 32, of Ashhurst Way, Rose Hill, Oxford, denies two charges of conspiracy to rape and three of sexual activity with a child.
- Mohammed Karrar, 38, of Kames Close, Cowley, Oxford, denies seven rapes, four charges of conspiracy to rape, an alternative charge of conspiracy to commit sexual activity with a child, two of trafficking for sexual exploitation, two of arranging or facilitating child prostitution, assault, conspiracy to assault, using an instrument to procure a miscarriage, and supplying a Class A drug to another.
- Bassam Karrar, 33, of Hundred Acres Close, Cowley, Oxford, denies three rapes, three charges of conspiracy to rape, two charges of arranging or facilitating child prostitution, trafficking for sexual exploitation, and conspiracy to assault.
- Mohammed Hussain, 24, of Horspath Road, Cowley, Oxford, denies rape, conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child, and two charges of sexual activity with a child.
- Zeeshan Ahmed, 27, of Palmer Road, Wood Farm, Oxford, denies two charges of conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child and two charges of sexual activity with a child.
- Bilal Ahmed, 26, of Suffolk Road, Maidenhead, denies conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child and sexual activity with a child.

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