Three young British men, all in their early twenties are facing lengthy jail sentences after being found guilty of holding a schoolgirl captive and trying to create a sex-for-hire business by forcing her to have sex with around 20 strangers in wrenching five-day ordeal.
21-year-old Jake Cairns and his pals Brandon Sharples, 20, and Jack McInally, 21, were arrested and found guilty of facilitating the sexual exploitation of a child.
They plied the 14-year-old with drugs and held her at a house in Coventry, in the English Midlands, where they allowed her to be sexually exploited by other men while Cairns took photos of the teenager and the trio reaped financial gain.
The victim was rescued by cops who acting on a tip found her trying escape from her tormentors by attempting to climb out of a first floor bathroom window in just her underwear.
Cairns from Radford, was additionally found guilty of arranging child sexual exploitation and taking and distributing indecent images of a child.
Cairns and Sharples who is also from Radford, as well as, McInally, of no fixed address, are set to be sentenced Wednesday at Birmingham Crown Court.
The teenage girl disappeared from a relative’s home in Coventry in June 2015 and information led police five days later to an address in Somerset Road, Radford, where they found the teenager trying to make her escape.
They forced open the front door to the property and arrested Cairns, McInally and Sharples, reported the Coventry Telegraph.
The police investigation showed that Cairns had taken explicit photos of the teenager and posted them on adult contact site Viva Street. His denial was debunked after investigators found an email address linking him to the advert. Altough the victim’s girl’s face was not visible, one photo featured a distinctive necklace belonging to her which police recovered.
DNA discovered on a duvet in a room, where she was forced to have sex, was shown to have come from five different sources, including Cairns.
Detective Jon Barker said: “These three men were involved with the shocking exploitation of a young girl, they took advantage of her drug dependency and made money out of forcing her to have sex with strangers.
“Cairns initially denied knowing the girl but later changed his story after he was identified during an ID procedure and our financial enquiries showed he’d paid for the Viva Street advert via his own bank account.
“Now that a jury has found them guilty they can expect to be handed long jail terms.”
Following their conviction in November they were due to be sentenced Monday at Birmingham Crown Court but the hearing has now been adjourned until Thursday.