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More arrested in Oxford child sex inquiry

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

Two more arrests have been made in an investigation into alleged child exploitation in Oxford.

Six men were charged last month as part of a child sex trafficking inquiry which could involve 38 girls.

A man, 39, who was out of the country at the time of the original raids, was held on Tuesday on suspicion of grooming but released on bail.

A 40-year-old woman held on Wednesday on suspicion of the same offence has been released without charge.

Seven other men have had their bail extended until 7 June.

They are due to enter pleas on 22 June at Amersham Crown Court.

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

Also charged are Zeeshan Ahmed, 26, of Palmer Road, Mohammed Karrar, 37, of Cowley Road and Bassam Karrar, 32, of no fixed address.

All have been remanded in custody apart from Mr Jamil, who was released on conditional bail on 3 April.

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 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
  • Bassan Karrar is charged with one count of rape
  • Mohammed Karrar faces 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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