The last member of a gang which plied young women with drugs and forced them to have sex has been jailed. Last month 16 men and one woman were jailed after the Operation Sanctuary investigation into the sexual abuse of vulnerable girls in Newcastle.
Nadeem Aslam, 43, of Belle Grove Nidian, Newcastle, was sentenced at the city's crown court to 12 years for supplying drugs to victims and allowing premises to be used for the supply of drugs. Ottumwa horny girls of the network were found guilty of charges including rape, supplying drugs and conspiracy to incite prostitution. Operation Sanctuary: Woman jailed for trafficking girls.
Operation Sanctuary: Sex ring groomer sentencing continues. Operation Sanctuary: More jailed for roles in grooming ring. Operation Sanctuary: Newcastle child sex network convicted.
Operation Shelter: Reaction as grooming gang convicted. The convictions followed four trials. Twenty women, some as young as 14, gave evidence.
Aslam was cleared of sexual offences by a jury at an earlier hearing. Related Topics.
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