Oxford exploitation trial: Man 'prepared girl for gang rape'

BBC News 26 February 2013

A teenager has told the Old Bailey a man carried out a brutal sexual assault to "prepare" her to be gang-raped. The girl, who was 12 at the time, said Mohammed Karrar used sex toys and numbing cream used by dentists during the incident at an Oxford flat.

Sobbing during her evidence, she said five or six men then came to the flat and all raped her on the kitchen table.

Mr Karrar is one of nine men who deny a total of 51 offences including rape and trafficking from 2004 to 2012.

The latest witness was asked if the attack had caused discomfort and uttered the word "much" in reply, before breaking down in tears. (continue reading...)