Rotherham gang-of-eight ‘sexually exploited’ teen girls who were ‘easy targets because they wanted to be loved’

TEEN girls subjected to sexual exploitation in Rotherham were easy to target because they needed to be loved, a jury has been told.

The trial of eight men accused of child sexual exploitation in the town more than a decade ago was told how girls were “lured by the excitement of friendship with older Asian youths” but then sexually assaulted and passed between men.

 Salah Ahmed El-Hakam, 38, arrives at Sheffield Crown Court today
Salah Ahmed El-Hakam, 38, arrives at Sheffield Crown Court today

Prosecutor Michelle Colborne QC told Sheffield Crown Court how the trial involves what allegedly happened to five girls, who are now women in their 30s, between 1998 and 2005.

She said: “When they were in their teens, they were targeted, sexualised and, in some instances, subjected to acts of a degrading and violent nature at the hands of these men

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