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Child sex abuse victim was "infatuated" with the man who raped her
A CHILD did not go to police because she was "infatuated" with her rapist, the Old Bailey heard this afternoon.
Giving evidence at the Oxford sex exploitation trial, a young woman said this morning she had thought she "loved" Mohammed Karrar and did not believe he had raped her.
She now claims Mohammed and Bassam Karrar raped and trafficked her for sex between the ages of 11 and 15.
And this afternoon when asked by the prosecution why she did not tell police about the abuse in 2005, she said: "I would still have been infatuated by him."
Mark Milliken-Smith, defending Bassam Karrar, said the witness had wrongly implicated his client in the abuse, He said: "I'm not and cannot suggest for one moment that you have been not been abused nor that you may well have had the most awful childhood.
"But what I'm suggesting is that whatever happened to you, Bassam was not a part of that."
She denied this and when asked if she had "made up" the allegations, she said: "It's been a very embarrassing time.
"I wouldn't drag myself through this now."
The court also heard Girl 4 told a police officer in January 2008 she was being bullied into sex by Mohammed Karrar.
She said: "I think I told him how he had been bullying and if I didn't have sex with him he would really hurt me."
The nine men in the dock deny all 79 charges.
The trial continues.