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Child sex exploitation trial

The trial of nine men accused of grooming, trafficking, abusing and raping six teenage girls in the Oxford area has been given more details of the ordeal allegedly suffered by their young victims. The defendants deny all 50 charges.

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  1. Juliet Bremner - ITV News Correspondent

Victim 'barely aware' of abuse due to alcohol and drugs

The jury has been told it will hear evidence from the first victim outlining her abuse over three years at various houses, guest houses and hotels. Mostly she was "wasted" on alcohol and drugs and barely aware of what was going on.

The court has been told in graphic detail what the men made her do, virtually always against her will. If she refused or tried to fight back, they would slap her, force her to lie down and took no notice of her crying.

Eventually she decided it was better just to get wasted and let them get on with it so she wouldn't get "a kicking".

When there was no customers, a man would sit in the house to make sure she didn't leave. If she tried, they threatened they would "finish her off".

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