The men targeted vulnerable children in Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire for sex secured with 'the price of a McDonald's, a milkshake and a cinema ticket', the Old Bailey heard.
Today Vikram Singh, Asif Hussain, Arshad Jani, Mohammed Imran, Akbari Khan and Taimoor Khan were jailed for between three years and 19-and-a-half years.
The men, of Indian and Pakistani descent, may have targeted white girls because 'if they pursued Asian girls they would have paid a heavy price in their community,' judge John Bevan said.
| Top row: Vikram Singh, Asif Hussain and Arshad Jani (left to right)|
Bottom row: Mohammed Imran, Akbari Khan and Taimoor Khan (left to right)
Aylesbury is about 50 kms northwest of central London.
In a statement, she told of her feelings of 'worthlessness' as she battled depression and alcohol addiction, adding: 'I feel my teenage years were taken away from me.'
Sentencing, judge John Bevan QC paid tribute to her bravery in laying bare her life 'warts and all' and said the way some of the defendants took advantage of her vulnerability was 'grotesque'.
He said: 'She sought friendship amongst Asian males in their 20s and for the price of a McDonald's, a milkshake and cinema ticket, she became 'liked' by stall holders in Aylesbury market, taxi and bus drivers.
'By the age of 13 she was sexually experienced, confusing sexual gratification for friendship and love.'
By the time she was 16, the girl had been abused by just under 70 men and her vulnerability should have been 'blindingly obvious', the judge said.
He went on: 'Why these defendants focused their attention on white under-age girls is unexplained but I have no doubt vulnerability played a substantial part in it.
'The combination of inadequate parenting leading to rebellious children lacking supervision provided an opportunity.
'If they pursued Asian under-age girls, they would have paid a heavy price in their community.'
The two victims came from troubled backgrounds and wanted to feel grown-up when they were befriended by the men, who groomed them by showering them with inexpensive gifts such as alcohol, DVDs, food and occasionally drugs.
While aged just 12 or 13, child A was passed between some 60 mainly Asian men for sex after being conditioned into thinking it was normal behaviour, jurors were told.
The vast majority of the charges related to this child, while three charges related to girl B.
During the trial, prosecutor Oliver Saxby QC told the jury the youngsters were 'easy prey for a group of men wanting casual sexual gratification that was easy, regular and readily available'.
He said the girls' ideas of what was right had been 'completely distorted', and that they thought what was happening was 'normal' and 'natural'.
Many of the defendants were friends from the Aylesbury area. Some were married and had children, with some working on the market and a few working as taxi drivers.
|The gang targeted children in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, pictured, |
and groomed them with fast food and other gifts
Hussain, 33, of Milton Keynes, who was convicted of three counts of rape was sentenced to 13 and a half years.
Jani, 33, of Aylesbury, received 13 years for rape and conspiracy to rape. The court heard the bus driver had supported a wife and 17-month-old daughter in Pakistan.
Imran, 38, of Bradford, was convicted of three counts of rape, one count of conspiracy to rape and one count of child prostitution. The Pakistani national was jailed for 19-and-a-half years and faces the prospect of deportation afterwards.
He was the only defendant to express remorse for his actions today, saying through his lawyer he felt 'guilt and shame' for what he had done.
Akbari Khan, 36, of Aylesbury, who was found guilty of two counts of rape, administering a substance with intent, and conspiracy to rape, was jailed for 16 years. He too has a wife and young daughter.
Taimoor Khan, 29, of Aylesbury, was sentenced to three years in prison for one count of sexual activity with a child.
Harmohan Nangpal, 41, Faisal Iqbal, 32, Sajad Ali, 35, and Sohail Qamar, 41, were acquitted on all of the charges they faced during the trial.
|Vikram Singh, known as ‘Bicky’, approached one victim as she looked at |
Batman figures in Woolworths in Aylesbury, pictured,
in 2006 just before her 13th birthday
Asian abusers were provided with interpreters throughout the trial at a cost of £50,000 to the taxpayer
|Judge John Bevan, QC|
Judge John Bevan, QC, sitting at the Old Bailey raised concerns that the men, some of whom had lived in Britain for many years, genuinely needed the help of interpreters to understand court proceedings.
Paying for interpreters currently costs UK taxpayers millions, with fees soaring in recent years.
Providing the men with interpreters throughout the trial and for the sentencing hearing may have cost the taxpayer up to £50,000, he told the court.
Judge Bevan said: 'I have submitted a report elsewhere as to the necessity to independently test the means of using interpreters and whether a defendant who has lived here for many years requires or is entitled to an interpreter.'
He made the comments after six men of Pakistani and Indian origin were jailed for over 82 years after an eight-week sex abuse trial.
Four other Asian men were acquitted of similar charges. Throughout the trial interpreters were provided almost all the defendants.
'The use of interpreters by eight of the defendants had cost a minimum of £25,000, quite possibly double that,' the judge said.
One of the men in the trial granted an interpreter had lived in the UK since 1999.
The judge said the defendants were not to blame for 'taking advantage' of the services on offer, but questioned whether interpreters were required, given some of the men's backgrounds.
Figures released by the Ministry of Justice showed the interpreter bill last year was £17.2m, up from £12m in 2012/2013.
The services, provided by outsourcing firm Capita, come part of a £300m contract for face-to-face interpreting in court, translating legal documents and telephone interpretation.