Oxford child paedophiles ring Seven men found guilty
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A gang of seven men who subjected vulnerable schoolgirls to years of rape, torture and sexual violence have been found guilty in one of the biggest child sexual exploitation trials of recent years.
Two sets of brothers, Akhtar Dogar, 32, and Anjum Dogar, 31, and Mohammed Karrar, 38, and Bassam Karrar, 33, along with Kamar Jamil, 27, Assad Hussain, 32, and Zeeshan Ahmed, 27, were convicted of a string of offences including rape, trafficking and organising prostitution over eight years involving girls as young as 11 in the Oxford area.
The girls had been put into care because their behaviour was out of control and for their own protection.
Time after time, they disappeared from children's homes and were caught with older men by police, but the exploitation continued.
Joanna Simons, the council's chief executive, apologised to the girls.
She said: "We are incredibly sorry we were not able to stop it any sooner.
The six girls said they had been victims of nine men mostly of Asian origin in the Cowley area of East Oxford while aged between 11 and 15 over a period of nine years.
The gang was finally arrested after police and social services got together to form Operation Bullfinch.
By speaking to complainants and looking at their histories, they were able to identify a pattern of grooming.
Girls were either threatened that they or their families would be harmed, or brainwashed into thinking they were betraying their lover if they talked to police.
All except two of the men were of Pakistani origin. The Karrar brothers were from north Africa.
The trial followed the jailing last year of Asian men in Rochdale for abusing vulnerable girls, another case where chances to stop the gang were missed.
Earlier this year the Association of Chief Police Officers and the Crown Prosecution Service announced new measures to change and improve their response to sexual offending, particularly involving children.
Police have arrested a further nine men from the Oxford area under Operation Bullfinch.
The men were remanded in custody to June 26.