Shakeal Rehman, 26, Mohammed Shapal, 22, Bekir Rasheed, 36, and Yaseen Amini, 36, were all found guilty of trafficking for sexual activity at Sheffield Crown Court today following a lengthy trial.
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The teenager, who had only just had her 13th birthday, left her home in August last year and ended up in Bradford, where she came under the influence of a group of adult men, Sheffield Crown Court heard during a four-week trial.
Police said the girl suffered a "horrendous ordeal" at the hands of a group of adult men who "transported and harboured an innocent young girl with the intention of committing sexual abuse".
Shakeal Rehman, 26, was jailed for 12 years after he was found guilty by the jury of raping the girl in a Bradford hotel and trafficking, South Yorkshire Police said.
Mohammed Shapal, 22, was jailed for four years and Yaseen Amini, 37, was given a five-and-half year sentence after both were found guilty of sexual activity with a child and trafficking.
Usman Ali, 21, was given three years in prison for sexual activity with a child and Bekir Rasheed, 37, was jailed for four years for trafficking.
The offences took place over a period of eight days in August 2013. The teenager was moved to several different addresses by the group, subjected to sexual abuse by each man before being found by police in the centre of Bradford.
The men denied the offences but were found guilty.
"Because these men continued to deny their guilt the child has had to go through a long trial process and it is admirable that this child has shown the strength of character to see this through to the end."
– DETECTIVE INSPECTOR HELEN TATE