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Sex abuse –– new charges are imminent
9:30am Saturday 23rd June 2012 in News
SIX men charged with involvement in a child sex ring appeared by video link at the Old Bailey yesterday as it emerged more charges are imminent.
The men were due to enter pleas to more than 65 charges yesterday but will now do so in August as the Operation Bullfinch inquiry continues.
More suspects on bail are due to report to police stations next week with further charges expected.
Mohammed Karrar, Bassan Karrar, Akhtar Dogar, Anjun Dogar and Kamar Jamil sat together in front of a prison camera linking them to the court in London. Zeshan Ahmed appeared on his own from Bedford Prison via a separate screen.
All six spoke only to confirm their names.
Neil Moore, prosecuting, told Judge Peter Rook: “I don’t ask that the indictment (list of charges) be put (to the defendants) today.
He added: “It seems sensible if the indictment is slimmed down somewhat.”
Mr Moore indicated two more men are set to be charged as he spoke of holding a trial for “all eight together” or two trials, with five and three defendants.
Judge Rook ordered a day-long plea hearing on Friday August 3, and fixed a provisional trial date of Wednesday, September 26.
Mohammed Karrar, 37,of Cowley Road, East Oxford; Bassan Karrar, 33, of no fixed address; Akhtar Dogar, 31, of Tawney Street, East Oxford; Anjun Dogar, 30, also of Tawney Street; Kamar Jamil, 26, of Aldrich Road, Summertown, and Zeshan Ahmed, 27, of Palmer Road, Wood Farm, are charged with 66 offences including raping girls under 13, trafficking, arranging prostitution, violence and supplying drugs.
All six were remanded in custody.