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Child sex exploitation trial

The trial of nine men accused of grooming, trafficking, abusing and raping six teenage girls in the Oxford area has been given more details of the ordeal allegedly suffered by their young victims. The defendants deny all 50 charges.

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  1. Juliet Bremner - ITV News Correspondent

Young girls were held captive in 'living hell'

One of the girls described her life as "a living hell" from which her and other young victims were unable to extricate themselves.

The men are accused of threatening the girls with physical and sexual violence and telling them that they and their families would suffer if they tried to break away.

Among the long list of offences read to the jury were some which included the use of knives and meat cleavers.

The young victims felt that they could not speak out because they would be dismissed as delinquents. The men ensured that the girls were guarded so they could not escape.

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