Girl, 12, "drugged and taken for illegal abortion", Old Bailey hears

A 12-YEAR-OLD girl was drugged and taken for an illegal abortion, the Old Bailey heard this afternoon.

The unnamed witness known as Girl 4 today began to give evidence via video link at the Oxford child sex exploitation trial.

She says she was raped and exploited by brothers Mohammed and Bassam Karrar between the ages of 11 and 15.

She told the jury when she was 12, Mohammed Karrar - then in his early 30s - got her pregnant.

She said: "He said to me you are not having this baby."

The court heard she was given drugs and driven to "an underground abortion clinic" in a "normal house" in Reading.

Crying, she said: "I felt pain. Not a bruising pain but a snagging pain. Like a crochet hook.

"It felt like a period pain but 10 times worse."

But she said she did not want to leave Karrar as she felt she was in a "relationship" with him.

She added: "I thought it will work out, it will be okay. You stick with him through the hard times and the good times."

The nine defendants deny all 51 counts.

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, 31, 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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