More than 420 suspected offenders are under investigation in a £100 million criminal inquiry triggered by the Rotherham sex grooming scandal, it has been revealed.
The figure was released by the National Crime Agency (NCA) as seven men were convicted of multiple past offences against five teenage girls, one of them aged 13, in the South Yorkshire town.
One victim told jurors she had sex with “at least 100 Asian men” by the age of 16. Another described a gang-rape by men who threatened to abandon her in a forest unless she complied with their demands.
Rotherham grooming gang: seven men guilty of sexual offences
Group targeted five vulnerable teenage girls, using drugs and alcohol to abuse them
Seven men have been convicted of a series of sexual offences in the biggest prosecution of a Rotherham grooming gang by the National Crime Agency.
The group targeted five vulnerable schoolgirls, using drugs and alcohol to rape and sexually assault their victims between 1998 and 2005, Sheffield crown court heard.
Rotherham grooming ring: Gang of seven men convicted of sexually exploiting vulnerable teenage girls
One victim had sex with more than ‘100 Asian men’ by the time she was 16, court hears
A gang of seven men which preyed on vulnerable teenage girls for sex in Rotherham has been convicted.
The case was the first major prosecution to come out of an inquiry into sexual exploitation in the South Yorkshire town. Up to 1,500 potential victims have been identified.
One of the women, now in her thirties, told the court in Sheffield that she had had sex with “at least 100 Asian men” by the age of just 16.
Rotherham grooming gang convicted of sexual exploitation after one girl raped by ‘100 Asian men’
The case is the first major prosecution arising out of Operation Stovewood, an inquiry into historical child sexual exploitation in the South Yorkshire town
A gang of seven men has been convicted of sexually exploiting vulnerable teenage girls in Rotherham.
One of the complainants told a trial at Sheffield Crown Court how she had sex with “at least 100 Asian men” by the time she was 16
Another described how she was gang-raped in a forest and threatened with being abandoned there.
Rotherham grooming gang who forced girl to have sex with ‘at least 100 Asian men’ by the time she was 16 are found guilty of abusing vulnerable teenagers
- One victim said she’d had sex with ‘at least 100 Asian men’ by time she was 16
- Another told Sheffield Crown Court how she was gang-raped by men in a forest
- Girls ‘subjected to acts of degrading and violent nature at the hands of the men’
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