THE child-sex gang jailed for the Rotherham abuse scandal racked up more than £500,000 in legal aid costs – which was paid for by the taxpayer.
And the total bill for lawyers to defend the six paedophiles could be even higher, as the monsters are appealing against their sentences.
Five of the six offenders are serving a combined total of 102 years in prison.
Rotherham abuse gang given £500,000 in legal aid
More than £500,000 was spent on legal aid defending a Rotherham child sexual exploitation gang.
A total of £529,000 was spent on defending brothers Arshid and Basharat Hussain along with their co-defendants during a two-month trial at Sheffield Crown Court.
Some members of the gang are currently fighting to appeal their convictions after five out of six of them were jailed for a combined 102 years.