Oxford Child Prostitution Ring: 14-Year-Old Girl 'Told To Have Sex Or Be Shot'

14-Year-Old Girl 'Told To Have Sex Or Be Shot'

A 14-year-old girl was forced to have sex with men and told she would be shot if she didn't, the Old Bailey heard today.

One of six schoolgirls allegedly exploited by a child prostitution ring over eight years, told jurors that men would wait for her near the children's home and she would then be driven to various places, plied with drink and drugs and then raped or sold to other men.

Girl B, now 21, said in 2006 that Akhter Dogar threatened her when she refused to perform a sex act.

"He said if I didn't do what I was told he knew someone who would shoot me," she told jurors.

In August 2006, she was taken to a flat off Rectory Road, Oxford, and rang police after realising she was with 11 men, including two of the accused, who wanted to have sex with her.

"They told me if they ask, to say I was 16," she said.

The girl was spoken to away from the men and admitted she was 14 and had run away from a children's home.

The following day, she made a statement saying nothing happened and withdrew her complaint.

Asked why, she told the court: "I was scared and I didn't want any trouble."

The girl gave evidence from behind a curtain so she could not see the accused.

Nine men from Oxford deny 51 counts, including rape, trafficking and organising prostitution between 2004 and last year.

The accused include two sets of brothers, Akhtar Dogar, 32, and Anjum Dogar, 30, and Bassam Karrar, 32, and Mohammed Karrar, 38.

The others are Kamar Jamil, 27, Zeeshan Ahmed, 27, Assad Hussain, 32, Bilal Ahmed, 26, and Mohammed Hussain, 24.

The trial was adjourned to tomorrow.

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