Three men who groomed and raped a young school girl after plying her with drink and drugs have been jailed for life.
Gang members Bassam Karrar, Anjum Dogar and Mohammed Karrar targeted a 14-year-old girl in Oxford, befriending her and then forcing her to consume a dangerous cocktail of alcohol and drugs.
According to police, the abuse turned even more sinister when the victim became unconscious.
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She woke up with terrible injuries and realised that she had been viciously attacked and raped by the gang, a police spokesman said.
To her horror, she later discovered that she had become pregnant as a result of the attack and had an abortion.
The gang carried out their abuse between 2002 and 2005. At the time their vulnerable victim was aged between 14 and 16.
But in 2015 she disclosed her ordeal to a social worker and was then contacted by Thames Valley Police, who made a number of arrests following warrants in Oxford in 2016.
A jury took just five hours and three minutes to find them all guilty by a unanimous verdict, following their trial at Oxford Crown Court which ended in December.
At the court today Judge Peter Ross handed down life sentences against each of them for the horrific campaign and sexual abuse.
Mohammed Karrar, 44, from Oxford, was sentenced to life imprisonment – to serve a minimum of 18 years – for three counts of indecent assault, one count of rape and one count of conspiracy to rape.
Bassam Karrar, 39, from Oxford, was sentenced to life with a minimum of 10 years, for one count of indecent assault and one count of rape.
Dogar, 36, from Oxford, was sentenced to life with a minimum of 20 years for one count of indecent assault and three counts of conspiracy to rape.