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Oxford child prostitution accused face further charges

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

Two brothers held in connection with a child prostitution ring in Oxford are to face further charges.

Mohammed Karrar, 37, had already been charged with raping a child, conspiracy to rape and supplying drugs.

He now also faces charges of procuring abortion, child prostitution, assault, trafficking and multiple rape charges.

Bassam Karrar, 32, who was previously charged with raping a child, now faces child prostitution, trafficking and multiple rape charges.

Mohammed Karrar, of Cowley Road and Bassam Karrar, of no fixed address, were appearing before magistrates in the morning.

City raids

A total of 16 people have been arrested as part of operation Bullfinch, an investigation into alleged child sex trafficking involving 50 girls.

Of them six men have been charged and are due to appear at Amersham Crown Court on 22 June.

The other four men facing charges are Anjum Dogar, 30, and his brother Akhtar, 31, both of Tawney Street, Kamar Jamil, 26, of Aldrich Road and Zeeshan Ahmed, 26, of Palmer Road.

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

Nine men remain on bail and one woman has been released without charge.

Thames Valley Police arrested 13 men during raids in the city on 22 March.

  • Mohammed Karrar is now charged with seven counts of rape of a child under 13; two counts of rape of a child under 16; one count of administering a drug or using an instrument to procure abortion; one count of trafficking within the UK; two counts of sexual assault on a child under 13; one count of assault by penetration, two counts of facilitating the prostitution of a child under 13, two counts of conspiracy to rape a child under 16, one count of actual bodily harm and one count of supplying a controlled drug.
  • Bassam Karrar will now face two counts of rape of a child under 13, one count of rape of a child under 16, two counts of facilitating prostitution of a child, one count of trafficking within the UK and two counts of conspiracy to rape a child.

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