Child sex ring gang facing jail
Provided by Press Association The men were found guilty at the Old Bailey (Thames Valley Police/PA)
Quote:Six members of a child sex ring in Aylesbury are facing lengthy jail sentences for taking part in the horrifying abuse of two schoolgirls.
A total of 11 men went on trial for a range of sex offences between 2006 and 2012 including multiple rape of a child under 13, child prostitution and administering a substance to "stupefy" a girl in order to engage in sexual activity.
The jury took more than 42 hours to find six of the men guilty. They are: Vikram Singh, Asif Hussain, Arshad Jani, Mohammed Imran, Akbari Khan and Taimoor Khan.
The men, some using the services of various interpreters speaking Hindi, Urdu, Pashto and Punjabi, gave no reaction as the guilty verdicts were delivered.
Four defendants were cleared, while the jury could not decide on one of them who now faces a retrial. Sentencing was adjourned to September 7.
Both victims came from troubled backgrounds and wanted to feel grown-up when they were befriended by the men who groomed them by showering them with inexpensive gifts such as alcohol, DVDs, food and occasionally drugs.
While aged just 12 or 13, one of the vulnerable girls, known in the trial as A, was passed between 60 mainly Asian men for sex after being conditioned into thinking it was normal behaviour, jurors were told.
The vast majority of the charges related to this child, while three charges related to girl B.
Prosecutor Oliver Saxby QC told the jury the youngsters were "easy prey for a group of men wanting casual sexual gratification that was easy, regular and readily available".
He said the girls' ideas of what was right had been "completely distorted", and that they thought what was happening was "normal" and "natural".
Mr Saxby told jurors: "Notwithstanding that they were children, they spoke in terms of these men being their boyfriends. And they were passed from man to man - sometimes on a daily basis.
"The scale of it is, you may agree, horrifying. A estimated that she had sex with about 60 men - six zero - almost all Asian."