A girl was taken for a backstreet abortion by a member of a child sex trafficking gang who had got her pregnant aged 12, a court heard today.
“Girl D” sobbed as she told the Old Bailey she was driven to Reading by Mohammed Karrar and another man and taken to a “normal-looking house”, where the procedure was carried out while she was drugged.
She also said that she believed Mr Karrar, nearly 20 years her senior, loved her and that they were involved in a “normal relationship”. She said that, despite this, he convinced her to have sex with other men by telling her: “you love me, do it for me”.
The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was giving evidence in the trial of nine men accused of a host of child-sex and drugs charges. She is not the youngest complainant, but her abuse started at the earliest age (11-years-old) of any of the complainants.
She told the court when she arrived at the house in Reading the door was answered by a man in jeans and a T-shirt. After describing the crude instruments used to carry out the abortion, the girl said: “I remember being bloody… for ages… it felt like a period pain but 10 times worse.” But, asked if she wanted her friendship with Mr Karrar to continue after she returned from the abortion, she said: “At the time I think I did, in some respects. I thought I loved him and whatever girls think when they get with someone: it will work out, stick with him through hard times and good times.”