“This gang was organised and quite professional with the efforts they took to try and get away with their crimes. During the investigation we were able to piece together hours of CCTV and forensic evidence to ultimately be able to identify those involved.
“This was a lengthy investigation to bring the case to court with the defendants pleading guilty at the earliest opportunity instead of facing a long trial."
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A five minute film produced by Leicestershire Police highlighting the dangers of online grooming has been shortlisted for a national award.
It will be a fine evening with clear skies, although turning cooler as the sun goes down.
Remaining dry with clear spells overnight and sunny spells on Tuesday.