The Telford Muslim Forum has issued a statement after seven men were jailed for sex offences on children in Shropshire.
"Crimes committed in any shape or form and by any part or the individuals of the community are highly condemnable. The Muslim community in Telford lives in peace and harmony with all other communities and the individuals who have been committing these crimes do not portray the whole Muslim Community.
We fully support the local authorities in the investigation process and believe that that process should be thorough and fair and criminals who commit these crimes should be brought to justice.
We want our youngsters to perform well in School/Colleges, achieve more and become the role models for the community and we would need help and support from organisations to make this happen."