After raping three vulnerable 13-year-old girls in Staffordshire, a grooming gang was sentenced to 51 years in prison.
Seven men were sentenced last week after being found guilty of rape, child abduction, and other sexual offences.
The gang committed the heinous abuse between May and September 2018, and Staffordshire police apprehended them on December 19.
David Korosi, 28, of Burton-upon-Trent, Liverpool, Maxim Hanko, 18, of Liverpool, Adrian Rihard Demeter, 22, of Burton-upon-Trent, Renato Daniel Nyari, 19, of Liverpool, Dominik Beri, 18, of Burton-upon-Trent, Jeno Pierre Maka, 21, of Stoke-on-Trent, and Mate Maka, 18, of Stoke-on-Trent have all been sentenced.
‘We welcome these sentences, and I would like to pay tribute to the girls’ incredible bravery in coming forward initially and throughout this long and complex investigation,’ said Detective Sergeant Julie Pointon of the force’s Child Protection and Exploitation team.
The men, who were previously friends, were sentenced to prison terms ranging from three to fourteen years.
Korosi was sentenced to 14 years in prison after being found guilty of raping a girl aged 13 to 15 and two counts of sexual assault on a child.
Hanko was sentenced to nine years in prison, while Demeter received seven and a half years.
Nyari was also found guilty of child abduction and sentenced to seven years in prison, while Beri was sentenced to six years.
Jeno Pierre and Mate Maka, two brothers, were sentenced to four and a half and three years in prison, respectively.
‘We remained focused on seeking justice and providing support to the victims, who remained our first priority,’ said DC Darren Mattocks of the force’s Child Protection and Exploitation Team.
‘I would strongly encourage anyone who has been a victim of such crimes to come forward and report it to us.’
‘We will listen to you, and we will support you and your families.’