Two men have been sentenced as part of Operation Sanctuary.
Hafeez Cole Oye-Dada, 44, of Hampstead Road, Newcastle has been sentenced to 10-years in jail for rape.
Moses Ologbenla, 31, of Ellesmere Road, Newcastle, has been sentenced to 6-years in jail for sexual activity with a girl under 16.
"We are pleased the court has recognised the dreadful crimes these two men have committed. They will have time to reflect on their abhorrent actions while behind bars.
"They targeted their victims, knowing they were underage and preyed on their vulnerabilities.
"This was with the intention of luring them into a false sense of security so they could sexually assault and rape them, all while under the influence of significant amounts of alcohol, which they supplied.
"I commend the girls' courage in coming forward. I sincerely hope they can move on with their lives in the knowledge that these men will not pose a threat to other vulnerable girls and women in the foreseeable future."
A businessman from Chester-le-Street has become the first to be sent to prison as a result of Operation Sanctuary, a major Northumbria Police investigation into allegations of a series of sexual offences.
Gurhan Sayan targeted his victim in Newcastle city centre when she stumbled and lost her shoe. The 28-year-old woman, who had been drinking, could not remember how she got into his car, but woke to find she had been driven some distance from the city centre.
She was then attacked inside the vehicle. At Newcastle Crown Court today Guhan Sayan was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison. He was also given a 10-year Prohibition Order, banning him from transporting females he does not know in his car. He'd pleaded guilty to an sex assault charge at at earlier hearing.
A man has been charged as part of Operation Sanctuary, the long-running investigation into allegations of the sexual exploitation of women and girls across Tyneside. Christopher Dale, 28, of Haig Crescent, Scotswood, Newcastle, has been charged with common assault.
The charge is in relation to an incident that happened on Friday, May 9, in Newcastle. He appeared at Newcastle Magistrates' Court on Monday, May 12, where he was remanded to appear again on May 19. This brings the total number of charges under Operation Sanctuary to 13.
In total, 86 people have been arrested as part of the opeation.