Sheffield child prostitution and abuse trial begins

Five men and a woman have gone on trial accused of the rape, sexual abuse and prostitution of nine girls.

Prosecutors allege some of the girls were befriended and given drink and drugs before being forced to have sex.

Sheffield Crown Court was told one girl was tied to a chair in a bedsit by four of the defendants and made to have sex with men for money.

The offences are said to have taken place in Sheffield between 2005 and 2012. The defendants deny the charges.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-38830643

CHILD PROSTITUTION RING: Sheffield girls as young as 12 forced to sell themselves

Amanda Spencer and Chistopher Whiteley played ‘key roles’ in a Sheffield child prostitution ring through which they forced girls as young as 12 to engage in sexual activity for their financial and personal gain, a court heard.

During the opening of the trial today, through which six defendants are being tried for 42 offences against nine victims, Sheffield Crown Court was told how both Christopher and Amanda would befriend young girls, plying them with alcohol, drugs, make-up and attention before forcing them to carry out sex acts they did not consent to.

Read more at: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/child-prostitution-ring-sheffield-girls-as-young-as-12-forced-to-sell-themselves-1-8366411

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