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Oxford child prostitution inquiry: More victims feared

Thames Valley Police officers
Image caption Police carried out raids on a number of properties last week

Thirty-eight girls could have been the victims of child exploitation in Oxford, a court has heard.

Six men have been charged as part of an investigation into child sex trafficking. Police originally said 24 girls were allegedly involved.

The men face charges including rape, conspiring to rape a child, arranging child prostitution and trafficking.

They were remanded in custody at Amersham Crown Court earlier and are due to enter pleas on 22 June.

Seven others have been bailed until next month.

The men charged in connection with the inquiry are Anjum Dogar, 30, and his brother Akhtar, 31, both of Tawney Street, and Kamar Jamil, 26, of Aldrich Road.

Zeeshan Ahmed, 26, of Palmer Road, Mohammed Karrar, 37, of Cowley Road and Bassam Karrar, 32, of no fixed address, also appeared in court earlier.

Thames Valley Police, investigating claims the girls were being exploited, arrested 13 men following raids on properties in the city on 22 March.

More than 100 police officers were involved in 14 raids.

The six men who have now appeared in court face a number of charges:

  • Mr Jamil is charged with four counts of rape, two counts of arranging the prostitution of a child, one count of making a threat to kill and one count of possession of cocaine with intent to supply.
  • Anjum Dogar is charged with one count of conspiring to rape a child, one of arranging the prostitution of a child and one count of trafficking.
  • Akhtar Dogar faces three charges of rape, one count of conspiring to rape a child, three counts of arranging the prostitution of a child, one count of making a threat to kill and one count of trafficking.
  • Mr Ahmed faces 10 charges of engaging in sexual activity with a child.
  • Bassam Karrar is charged with one count of rape.
  • Mohammed Karrar will face two counts of conspiracy to rape a child and one count of supplying a class A controlled drug to a child.

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