November 29, 2018
Mohammed Karrar, Bassam Karrar and Anjum Dogar.
During the 1930s, JRR Tolkien – a resident of Oxford – wrote an epic story about the forces of light versus the hordes of Mordor.
Imagine if he were told that the hordes of Mordor would one day call Oxford their home…
Three men allegedly raped and sexually abused an Oxford schoolgirl for a period of three years, at one point leaving her body covered in bruises and bite marks, a crown court jury has heard.
Mohammed Karrar, 44, his brother Bassam Karrar, 39, and Anjum Dogar, 36, are accused of 11 offences including indecent assault, rape, and conspiracy to rape a girl between 2002 and 2005 when she was between 14 and 16 years old.
The trial at Oxford Crown Court began Monday, but reporting restrictions were not lifted until Tuesday by presiding Judge Peter Ross on Tuesday, the Oxford Mail reports.
Prosecutor Oliver Saxby QC told the jury the alleged victim, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was “a lonely, vulnerable young girl.”
Mohammed Karrar and Anjum Dogar deny indecent assault, rape, and conspiracy to rape. Bassam Karrar denies indecent assault and rape. The trial continues and is expected to last three weeks.