”A total of 17 men and one woman have been convicted of, or have admitted, charges including rape, supplying drugs and inciting prostitution.
Newcastle Crown Court heard the older men preyed on immature teenagers who were plied with cocaine, cannabis, alcohol or mephedrone.
The girls and women were then raped or persuaded into having sexual activity.”
”Defendants were charged with conspiracy to incite prostitution for gain – reflecting how women were exploited with drink or drugs.
Roles within the conspiracy included providing the premises, supplying drugs, transporting victims, having sex with them or encouraging it to happen.”
GW: There’s such a lovely bunch of coconuts. Here they are all standing in a row etc….