- Nine men are accused of grooming and abusing vulnerable girls in Oxford
- Child sex ring allegedly abused several girls – aged 11 to 16 over eight years
- Gang member allegedly branded one schoolgirl with ‘M’ for Mohammed
PUBLISHED: 01:23 GMT, 23 February 2013 | UPDATED: 11:09 GMT, 23 February 2013
A young girl has told a court how her sex attacker branded her with his initial.
The child was just 11 when Mohammed Karrar, 38, allegedly bought her and loaned her to abusers all around the country for £600 a year.
She told a court yesterday about being mutilated by a hairpin, saying: ‘After heating it up for a little while, he stuck it on my bum.
‘It was M for Mo and he said I belonged to him. He was branding me so people knew I was his.’
Over five years the girl, now 19, was repeatedly raped by large groups of men in what she described as ‘torture sex’, the jury was told last month.
Seven men of Pakistani origin and two from North Africa are accused of 79 offences against six vulnerable white British girls. The charges include child rape, sexual trafficking and child prostitution.
Noel Lucas QC, prosecuting, said Karrar – known as Egyptian Mo – bought the youngest victim from an unnamed man just after her 11th birthday.
He befriended her with gifts of perfume and hard drugs but then began to beat her up and raped her, the Old Bailey was told.
He branded her with one of her hair pins, which he had twisted into the shape of an ‘M’ and heated with a cigarette lighter. It left a scar on her left buttock.
‘He regarded her as his property,’ Mr Lucas said. ‘He showed her no regard. If she had the temerity to resist, he beat her.