Grooming Gang Who Raped Unconscious School Girl, Jailed For Life
14-year-old victim reported her ordeal to a social worker before arrests where made
Three men who groomed and raped a 14-year-old school girl after plying her with drink and drugs have been handed life sentences.
Gang members Bassam Karrar, Anjum Dogar and Mohammed Karrar targeted the young girl in Oxford before making demands for sexual acts after she was given alcohol and drugs.
The victim believed the men were her friends and felt she as unable to refuse their demands.
According to police, the abuse turned even worse when the victim was put into a state of being comatose after being given a cocktail of drugs and drink at a party.
She woke up after being viciously attacked and raped by the gang, police say
She later discovered she was pregnant as a result of the attack.
The gang abused the victim between 2002 and 2005 when she was aged between 14 and 16.
The victim reported her ordeal to a social worker in 2015 and subsequently some arrests following warrants in Oxford in 2016.
The jury took five hours and three minutes to find the defendants guilty, following their trial at Oxford Crown Court which ended in December.
Judge Peter Ross handed down life sentences to therapists.
Mohammed Karrar, 44, was sentenced to life imprisonment
Three counts of indecent assault
One count of rape
One count of conspiracy to rape.
Bassam Karrar, 39, was sentenced to life with a minimum of 10 years
One count of indecent assault
One count of rape.
Dogar, 36, was sentenced to life with a minimum of 20 years
One count of indecent assault
Three counts of conspiracy to rape.
According to the DailyMail: Senior investigating officer Mark Glover, of the Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit, said:
'These men's behavior was predatory, callous and designed purely to sexually exploit a vulnerable teenage girl.
'She put her trust in them at a time when she felt lonely and friendless. These men pretended to be her friends when in fact they only wanted to subject her to sexual abuse.
'Their grooming of her was so elaborate that the victim did not realize that she had been groomed until many years later. It is thanks to her courage in talking to police officers and giving evidence during the trial, that these men have been sentenced for their crimes.
'I know the effect that their actions have had on the victim, and the effect they continue to have on her life and relationships. I hope that their sentencing will help her to continue to move on her with her life.
'Grooming and sexual abuse destroy lives. If you have been a victim of abuse, even if it did not happen recently, please come forward and report it. Thames Valley Police will always take your reports seriously, will offer you support and will carry out investigations wherever possible to ensure that offenders are brought to justice.'
An NSPCC spokesman said: 'These men subjected a vulnerable young girl to a campaign of vile abuse, but her tremendous courage has helped unveil the extent of their abhorrent crimes and ensured they spend longer behind bars where they cannot harm other children.
'It's vital that she receives continued help and that all victims of sexual abuse know it is never their fault and that they will be supported when they speak out against the perpetrators.
'We must all be vigilant to the signs of grooming and act on our concerns by contacting the police or the NSPCC Helpline for advice.'