Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Asian gang is accused of raping and molesting two 'scared young girls' aged 15 and 13 who felt 'like a bit of meat to be passed around'

  • Seven men are accused of a string of sexual assaults and rapes in Oxford
  • Alleged victims were 15 and 13 when they were first abused by the gang
  • Some offences took place in car known as the 's**g wagon', the jury heard 
  • Teenagers were 'enticed' into a 'cycle of abuse', the prosecutor said 
A gang of seven men is accused of sexually abusing two 'scared young girls' 'for their own entertainment'.

The first victim was just 15 and living in a care home in Oxford when she was introduced to the men by two other teenagers at the end of 1999, the court heard.

Over a number of years, the alleged victim was subject to a string of rapes and sexual assaults in a number of locations, including a guest house and a car that came to be known as the 's**g wagon'

Abuse: One of the victims was molested at the Nanford Guest House in Oxford, pictured, the court heard

The second girl was just 13 when she was first targeted in 2007 and was the victim of a number of sexual assaults over two years, it is claimed. 

Oxford Crown Court heard both girls were 'enticed' into a cycle of abuse that they were 'not equipped' to handle, or remove themselves from. 

Qasim Hussain, 30, Owais Khan, 32, Assad Hussain, 35, Anjum Dogar, 34, and Alladitta Yousef, 46, known as 'The Governor', are all charged with a string of sex offences.

Naim Khan, 37, is also accused of supplying the girls with drugs while Akhtar Dogar, 35, faces an additional charge of threatening to kill the alleged victims.

Collectively the men, all from Oxford, stand charged with 41 counts.

Opening the trial at Oxford Crown Court, prosecutor Stuart Trimmer QC, described the two alleged victims as 'vulnerable' and said they were made to feel like pieces of 'meat being passed around'. 

He said the first girl had been in the care system since she was a toddler due to her mother's persistent problems with alcohol abuse.  

'Her personality was sunny and caring but vulnerable,' he said. 'She always wanted lots of affection and wanted to please people. She would speak to anyone and trusted people quickly.
'She wanted to see the best in people and would form attachments very quickly. She was lonely and just wanted to be loved.'

The jury heard that at the time she was introduced to the men she had the face of a 12-year-old but the body of a seven or eight-year-old child.

Mr Trimmer said the men asked her to join them drinking vodka and smoking cannabis in taxis, which they drove back to an address. 

In a statement read to the court, the alleged victim said the men had made her 'feel like she was worth knowing'.

'I had something that these people were interested in,' she said. 'And for a young girl to have older men interested in her you can kind of turn a blind eye to the nasty sexual side.'

Mr Trimmer said the first girl described herself as 'dirty' and 'ashamed', adding she was made to feel 'a bit like a prostitute' but was fearful she would be beaten if she tried to defy the group. 

'She didn't want to fight them because she thought they had no limits,' he said. 'While these things were happening she felt like a bit of meat being passed around.' 

He said that the offending in the back of the taxis became so routine that the 's**g wagon' had baby wipes and a bottle of water in the glove box so she could wipe her face and swirl her mouth out.'

He pulled her back into the car. She felt she had no choice. He said: "If you don't want to do that we'll have sex". He kicked off her shoe, undid her jeans and started to pull them down
Prosecutor Stuart Trimmer QC
The teenager described Hussain, who was the driver of the vehicle, as 'short, podgy, greasy with two front teeth that were crooked and overlapped.' 

Describing the first charge, Mr Trimmer said: 'The first time sexual activity happened she was drunk. 

Others were in the vehicle but left.

 She was left with Assad, also known as 'Ash.'

'She recalls talking normally then he put his hand on her leg. She did not resist but was drunk. 

'It was 10.30pm when they arrived but it was much later now. He had moved the taxi to a dark end of the lane. 

He got into the back where she was.' 

He then forced her to perform oral sex and then raped her immediately after, it was heard.  

Mr Trimmer continued: 'He pulled her back in. She felt she had no choice. He said: "If you don't want to do that we'll have sex". He kicked off her shoe, undid her jeans and started to pull them down.

'Rather than fight, she helped him get them down in order to get it over with. He had sex with her.'

The prosecutor said the girl stayed silent after the brutal rape, during which she tried to escape from the car but was told 'let me finish' he alleged. Mr Trimming said the defendant did not use a condom.

The court heard how the teenager was also molested at bed and breakfast, Nanford Guest House, in Oxford.

The prosecutor that she did not want to have sex with the men but she 'wanted the drugs' including heroin and crack cocaine.

He added: 'She was not asked to pay for the drugs but was expected to perform oral sex in return.'

Describing the vulnerable nature of both alleged victims, Mr Trimmer said: 'Both girls were simply used by these defendants for entertainment. 

'They were enticed into a world where they were not equipped to deal with the real intentions of these offenders.

'Once into the cycle of repeated abuse they had no ability, recognition or realistic means of extracting themselves from the activities.

'Both were cynically used by men as a group. Using drink and drugs they established some sort of relationship. That introduction had the effect of ensuring control.

'That control was reinforced by threats and involvement in shared criminal behaviour. Other men would be introduced and oral sex required.

'The defendants did not fear discovery not expecting that anyone would complain or that if they did, expecting that they would not be believed.'

Assad Hussain, 35, is charged with six counts of indecent assault and rape. 

Anjum Dogar, 34, is accused of three counts of indecent assault and two of rape. 

Akhtar Dogar, 32, is charged with one count of indecent assault, two of rape and one of making threats to kill.

 Naim Khan, 37, is charged with two charges of indecent assault, two charges of supplying a controlled drug, one of rape, two of sexual activity with a child and one of causing a child to engage in sexual activity.

 Owais Khan, 32, stands accused of one count of indecent assault and five of rape. 

Alladitta Yousef, 46, is accused of four counts of indecent assault.

 Qasim Hussain, 30, is charged with one count of rape and two of sexual activity with a child. 

The first 35 counts relates to the victim who alleged abuse started when she was aged 15 years.

The court was told that counts 36 to 41 were from a second girl who was aged just 13 years when the alleged abuse started between 2007 and 2009.

The defendants deny all charges. 

The hearing continues. 

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