Seven Men Jailed for Child Sex Abuse

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LONDON (AP) - Seven men in Britain have received long jail sentences for sexually exploiting girls as young as 11.

The men were convicted last month at London's Central Criminal Court of charges including rape, trafficking and child prostitution.

Prosecutors said they were part of a pedophile sex ring that exploited girls between 2004 and 2012 in the Oxford area, 60 miles (95 kilometers) northwest of London.

Judge Peter Rook on Thursday imposed sentences ranging from seven years to a minimum of 20 years. He told two of the ringleaders, brothers Akhtar Dogar and Anjum Dogar, they were guilty of "exceptionally grave crimes."

The case follows several other high-profile prosecutions of sex rings that preyed on underage girls. The cases have led to calls for authorities to do more to protect vulnerable children.

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