December 20, 2014
LONDON (AP) - A London court has convicted seven men of committing sex crimes against underage girls, some as young as 11.
The guilty verdict Tuesday followed five months of testimony indicating the gang exploited girls between 2004 and last year in the Oxford area.
The case follows several other high-profile cases of sex rings that took advantage of underage girls who were plied with alcohol and drugs before being forced to commit sex acts.
Charges in the latest case include rape, trafficking and child prostitution.
Two men were cleared of the charges Tuesday. Those found guilty will be kept in custody until they are sentenced next month.