Five jailed for life in Oxford child abuse trials

first_img“We would like to praise the courage of the victims for giving evidence in court that has led to these sentences, and we are sorry we did not stop it sooner.“We have learned a great deal about how to prevent and disrupt child sexual exploitation, and are working closely with other agencies to root it out in Oxfordshire.”Andy Dipper, from OXCAT (Oxford Community Against Trafficking) said, “Lessons need to be learnt and quickly. We want to make sure other victims understand we will listen, and we will believe them. Victims are being stigmatised and discouraged from reporting their horrific abuse because of a system which is ponderous, accusatory and further traumatises them.“The community, police and social services need to provide a safe haven for anyone – young or old, male or female – who is a victim of this horrendous crime.”Brothers Akhtar Dogar, 32, and Anjum Dogar, 31, were convicted of several counts of of rape, child prostitution and trafficking, and were both jailed for life with a minimum term of 17 years at the Old Bailey.Mohammed Karrar, 38, will serve a minimum of 20 years after being found guilty of 18 offences including rape of a child, trafficking, using an instrument to procure a miscarriage and child prostitution.His brother, Bassam Karrar, 34, was sentenced with minimum of 15 years after being found guilty of nine charges including rape of a child, child prostitution and trafficking.Kamar Jamil, 27, was found guilty of five counts of rape, two counts of conspiracy to rape and one count of arranging child prostitution He was jailed for life with a minimum term of 12 years.Assad Hussain, 32, and Zeeshan Ahmed, 28, were both jailed for seven years after they were found guilty of two counts of sexual activity with a child.The Kingfisher helpline for child protection, established as a result of the Operation Bullfish findings, can be contacted on 01865 335276. Five members of a paedophile ring, who were found guilty of raping and trafficking girls aged as young as 11, have today been sentenced to jail for life.Two pairs of brothers, Akhtar and Anjum Dogar, and Bassam and Mohammed Karrar, were among the seven men sentenced for “exeptionally grave crimes”.When sentencing, Judge Peter Rook told the court, “These were sexual crimes of the upmost gravity. The depravity was extreme, each victim was groomed, coerced and intimidated.”During the setencing, there was discussion from representatives of the defendants around the negative moral influence of the area around Cowley Road. Sally O’Neill QC, defending Jamil, told the court of a “starling” sub-culture with “no moral compass” that had developed in the area in the early 2000s, that was “apparent and well known” to residents.Lee Karu QC, defending Dogar also spoke of “the culture of Cowley Road”, and said that Dogar was “caught up with the culture”. He added, “If he had been fortunate enough not to be brought up in the Cowley Road area things may have been different, but that is where he was.”The defence also criticised authorities for an “almost wilful blindness” towards crimes happening “under the noses” of Oxford social services and Thames Valley police. Despite being told on several occasions by the girls and their parents about their abuse, the two organisations did not act on reports until 2010. A Serious Case Review will look into the failure to stop the gang, which police first encountered in early 2006, but was not stopped until 2012.Oxfordshire County Council said, “The council hopes these sentences send out a strong message that child sexual exploitation will not be tolerated in Oxfordshire.last_img read more

In Metal Gear Solid V its Master Miller time all the time

first_imgMGSV players know the true Phantom Pain. It’s Kaz on the radio. Kaz, I’m already a demon, could you stop trying to annoy me to further madness every time I Fulton someone?I haven’t beaten Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain yet, but I’m working at it. It’s amazing. It’s mechanically the best Metal Gear Solid game ever, and it’s massive. There’s just a minor problem: Kaz Miller won’t shut up. Every time I Fulton a soldier to expand Mother Base, he asks, “Are you going to extract him?” as if he’s surprised. Even if I’m on a mission where he drops endless hints that I should Fulton the target instead of killing them, he’s surprised. On missions where I’m supposed to Fulton people, he’s surprised when I Fulton people.I won’t stop, of course. In terms of open world collectibles, kidnapping soldiers with a Wile E Coyote balloon is way better than collecting flags or orbs. In fact, MGSV manages to avoid most of the meandering problems open world games have. Yes, you can meander, but it’s built so you don’t feel compelled to.It’s open world, but it’s also a very compartmentalized open world. There are mission areas you need to stay in for full missions, and those missions change how those areas react. It’s instanced, and most of your progress will be through that instancing, with bases and outposts having different levels of security and different things to get. It means you can keep retreading the same area, but you’ll have at least something kind of new to do that’s not just grabbing some random blip on the mini-map.That said, the game could use blips, if only for the cassettes. I want to build up my 80s song library up and jam out to some synth while I’m murdering guys, and I don’t know which mission or base has which song. It’s maddening.last_img read more