Men jailed for sex offences

Seven men have been convicted of a wide variety of sexual offences following a large scale investigation into child exploitation in Shropshire.

They were sentenced to a combined total of almost 50 years in prison.

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Police response to sex offenders sentencing

"The convictions are the result of several years hard work from an investigative team that

at times has contained more than 50 police officers.

The girls who became the victims were targeted because of their vulnerability and werethen systematically groomed in such a way that eventually they were able to be used forsexual gratification."

"I would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to the strength and character shown by

all of the victims who came and gave evidence and also thank their families for the supportthey have shown during what has been a truly horrible time."

"I would also like to thank my team of dedicated officers and staff who worked very hard to

bring these men to justice. A number of officers have worked on this investigation from thevery outset and it’s pleasing that their efforts have been rewarded with so many significantprison sentences."

– DCI Neil Jamieson, West Mercia Police

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