Teenager abused by alleged abuser, Old Bailey hears

A TEENAGER has described how she was abused by an alleged gang member so people knew she "belonged" to him.

The witness also told the Old Bailey Mohammed Karrar hit her around the head and sexually assaulted her with a baseball bat when she was 12.

She is one of six to claim they were groomed and abused by nine men accused of running a child sex exploitation gang in Oxford.

Known as Girl 4 as she cannot be named, she says brothers Mohammed and Bassam Karrar raped and prostituted her between the ages of 11 and 15.

She told the jury on Wednesday that Mohammed Karrar, 38, made her feel like they were in a relationship before making her have sex with other men.

She outlined how they also Karrar physically abused her.

The young woman said the two brothers would rape her together.

She described Bassam as "pervy". She said: "They have got no respect for no woman. They made that quite clear."

Giving evidence through a video link, the teen said when she was 12-and-a-half Mohammed Karrar tried to rape her in a bathroom but she grabbed his knife and threatened to stab him.

Karrar took her downstairs and hit her around the head with a metal baseball bat, the court heard.

She said: "I remember whistling in my ear. My head felt really heavy and pounded."

When she came round Karrar was assaulting her with the bat handle, the jury heard.

The witness said: "I hated him when he done that and felt it was my own fault because I shouldn't have threatened him with the knife."

She said Mohammed Karrar would take her to hotels and private properties to serve drink, drugs and provide sex services.

There would be up to 15 men and it could happen up to four times a week, the court heard.

The child was made to act out tmen's "weird fantasies" and was sexually assaulted with knife handles and meat cleavers, the court heard.

If she refused to have sex, the brothers would go "mad", the jury heard.

The witness said: "If I kicked off I would be restrained."

She said her abusers would speak in a language she did not understand and laugh at her.

The teen also said she saw men paying Mohammed Karrar.

And she said after she had been with other men he would wash and scrub her - sometimes until she bled.

He would call her "dirty" and "sarcastically" ask her if she had enjoyed it, the teen said.

She said: "It just made me feel lower and lower."

The witness said if she refused sex Mohammed would "guilt trip" her and tell her he loved her.

But she said his brother would not "beat around the bush" and would tell her to "shut up" and "do as you've been told".

The young woman said Mohammed Karrar would make her wear suspenders and nurse uniforms, adding: "He said that he was really ill but he was not ill."

All 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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