The prosecutor in the child sex exploitation trial at the Old Bailey, Noel Lucas, has now turned to the specific allegations made by the first victim. He said the girl was 12 and had "an unhappy life" when she met a group of Asian men that included three of the defendants.
The jury was told that she was "an ideal target" because she was a young girl who was playing truant, smoking cannabis and staying away from home. The group of men befriended her, buying her gifts and then providing cannabis and cocaine, the court heard.
Mr Lucas said the men took her to hotel rooms, houses and guest houses - giving her alcohol and drugs before having sex with her individually and in groups.
He said they also arranged for other men to pay to have sex with her, which happened repeatedly to the girl between the ages of 12 and 15.
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