Four men and a woman involved in a Sheffield child prostitution ring that saw young girls pimped out to as many as 50 men have been found guilty of a string of offences.
Following a six week trial at Sheffield Crown Court, it took jurors just under three days to find brothers Christopher Whiteley, 23, Matthew Whiteley, 24 and Shane Whiteley, 30, all of Weakland Crescent, Hackenthorpe guilty of prostituting out a girl that was aged between 15 and 16-years-old at the time of the offending in 2009.
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Five guilty of Sheffield child sex abuse offences
Five people have been found guilty in relation to the rape and prostitution of five young girls.
Amanda Spencer, Taleb Bapir and brothers Christopher, Shane and Matthew Whiteley were convicted after a trial at Sheffield Crown Court.
Spencer plied one girl with alcohol and threatened violence in order to force her to have sex, while the Whiteley brothers prostituted a 15-year-old girl on the streets of Sheffield.
They will be sentenced on 28 April.
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