Three men are expecting lengthy prison sentences after they forced a teenage girl into prostitution. They were found guilty of child sexual exploitation after putting an advert for the 14-year-old girl on an adult contact website.
West Midlands Police have said Jake Cairns, Brandon Sharples and Jack McInally plied the victim with drugs and held her at an address in Coventry for five days against her wishes.
The Police said Cairns took explicit photos of the teenager and posted them on an escort site before she was made to have sex with around 20 so-called ‘clients’ in the summer of 2015.
Police officers launched a missing person inquiry after the girl disappeared from a relative’s home in Coventry in central England. Sharples, 20, Cairns and McInally, both 21, were found guilty at Warwick Crown Court of facilitating the sexual exploitation of a child.
Cairns was additionally found guilty of arranging child sexual exploitation and taking and distributing indecent images of a child.
Sharples, from Wyley Road; Cairns, from Cheveral Avenue, both in Coventry, and McInally, of no fixed address, were remanded in custody to be sentenced.
Detective Constable Jon Barker said:
These three men were involved with the shocking exploitation of a young girl – they took advantage of her drug dependency and made money out of forcing her to have sex with strangers.
‘Cairns initially denied knowing the girl but later changed his story after he was identified during an ID procedure.
‘Now that a jury has found them guilty, they can expect to be handed long jail terms.’
The question has to be asked as to whether any sentence is enough for these monsters and we must call out all those who do vile things to our young people!