Abuser did "terrible things" to teenage victim Old Bailey hears

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A TEENAGE girl cried as she told police five years ago her abuser had done "terrible things" to her, the Old Bailey heard this morning.

The Oxford sex abuse ring trial also heard a social worker wanted to "foster" the girl.

The jury heard statements from a social worker and police officer who dealt with the complainant known as Girl 4.

She claims she was raped and sold for sex by brothers Mohammed and Bassam Karrar between the ages of 11 and 15.

PC Brent Jackson, who spoke to her in January 2008, said in a statement that she had "cried" as she told him about abuse.

Reading the statement, prosecutor Neil Moore said: "(Girl 4) mentioned she was in a relationship with a male she called Mo.

"(She) then said she had been treated very badly by him and he had done some terrible things to her.

"She described she had been raped by him in an address in London."

The officer also said the girl told him she had kept stained clothes from the crime.

But he said he believed the girl had "changed her mind" and did not want to speak to police further about the allegation.

A social worker, who worked at the children's home where the teen lived, described in his statement how she had started "crying" after receiving phone calls while on a Lake District caravan holiday with staff and youngsters from the home.

Mr Moore, reading the statement in court, said the girl had told her care worker brothers called Mo and Bassam had been calling her. The social worker then offered to take her phone.

He answered it when a caller named "Mo" came up on the screen. The caller asked for Girl 4 but when the social worker refused he threatened him, the girl, and the girl's mother.

The care worker said in his statement: "I don't know if they realised they were speaking to staff."

When he asked the girl about the men she told him they were two people from her "past" who took her to several different houses, but she did not go into details, the court heard.

The care worker said he wrote a report on the incident.

The court also heard the social worker had thought about fostering the girl and that she had been asked and was "up for it".

The man also said he had only met the girl three weeks after she moved to the home because she had been missing.

The Old Bailey also began to hear from a 20-year-old woman who lived at care homes with complainants known as Girl 2 and Girl 4.

She said her dad warned her to stay away from brothers Anjum and Akhtar Dogar.

She said: "My family used to point out people to avoid."

She added: "They always used to be with younger girls. They were usually a lot younger than them."

She also described a time in 2006 when Girl 2 "fell through the door" of the children's home with her jeans and knickers around her ankles.

She said: "She said she had been plied with alcohol and was forced against her will to have sex with more than one different bloke."

All nine defendants deny all 51 counts totalling 79 charges.

The trial continues.

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