From the Telegraph
Six members of the Aylesbury child sex ring have been jailed for a total of more than 82 years for taking part in the horrifying abuse of two schoolgirls.
The Asian 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.
An Old Bailey jury found Vikram Singh, Asif Hussain, Arshad Jani, Mohammed Imran, Akbari Khan and Taimoor Khan guilty in July. 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.
During the trial, 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.”
Many of the defendants were friends from the Aylesbury area. Some were married and had children, with some working on the market and a few working as taxi drivers.