Manchester's Chief Constable, Peter Fahy, says more arrests are likely in connection with a child grooming ring in Heywood, Rochdale and he wants other victims to come forward. He also said arrests have been made in other sexual abuse cases, and that other trials were pending.
Our correspondent Ann O'Connor has spoken to the parents of the victim of another group of ten young men, who were convicted after she was brave enough to give evidence against them.
– Detective Inspector Michael Sanderson, sexual offences unit
These defendants have never shown the slightest bit of remorse and have forced their victims to re-live their horrific ordeals. Today’s sentences provide a strong message that Greater Manchester Police and our partners will hunt down and prosecute anyone believed to be involved in the sexual exploitation of children.
Adil Khan's solicitor believes the impartiality of the jury may have been compromised. He says his client will be appealing against the conviction.
Illegal immigrant Hamid Safi, 22, of no fixed address, was jailed for four years for conspiracy and one year, concurrently, for trafficking.
He sneaked into the UK on a lorry in 2008 and claimed to have fled Afghanistan because his uncle was murdered by the Taliban.
He was released from a detention centre in Birmingham in March 2009 when he moved to Rochdale.
Safi will be deported back to Afghanistan following his sentence.
His barrister Stuart Duke told the court the offences were "not something he orchestrated or instigated".
Abdul Qayyum, 44, of Ramsay Street, Rochdale, was jailed for five years for conspiracy.
He was a driver for Streamline Taxis in Middleton, Greater Manchester, and was known by the name "Tiger".
Philip Boyd, defending, said of his client: "He is a hard-working man of significant character in his community.
"He has a young family and wife who will be placed under considerable pressure by this conviction."