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Bullfinch: Teenager developed drug habit after sexual abuse, court hears
A 14-YEAR-OLD developed a £130-a-day drug habit during her time with a child sexual exploitation gang, the Old Bailey heard this afternoon.
A young woman, giving evidence at the trial of nine men accused of raping and prostituting young teenage girls in Oxford, said she was given heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, and cannabis.
Known as Girl 1 as she cannot be named, she claims Kamar Jamil, Akhtar and Anjum Dogar, and Assad Hussain, abused her between the ages of 12 and 15 - from 2004 to 2007.
While being questioned by Jamil's barrister Sally O'Neill, she said: "I know for a fact that my mum and dad knew what was happening to me.
"And I had a feeling police knew what was happening to me.
"But I was a child. I didn't want to admit what was happening to me."
The witness, now in her 20s, also disputed results of a test in 2006 that showed there were no drugs in her system.
The defendants deny all 79 charges. The trial continues.