Six UK footballers jailed for gang raping 12-year-olds

March 18th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Mar. 18 (ANI): A British judge has sent six footballers accused of gang raping two 12-year-old girls in a park to jail.

Courtney Amos,19, Ashley Charles, 20, Dennis De Sousa, 18, Jahson Downes, 20, Jahvon Edwards, 19, and Luke Farrugia, 21, have all admitted rape of a girl under the age of 13.

According to the Daily Mail, the Reading Crown Court heard how the soccer players were encouraged by the schoolgirl ‘Lolitas’ - with one allegedly sending them a text message saying: ‘We can have three each.’ Several of the players had been part of the Reading FC football academy and all had been together on the night of the rapes - February 21, 2010.

Judge Stephen John heard that the six players picked up the two girls and drove in two Vauxhall Corsa cars to a recreation ground in Reading, Berkshire, where one of the 12-year-olds was raped by five of the men.The girls had earlier told the men they were 16 years old and had sneaked away from a party to be with them after exchanging suggestive text messages.

The court heard how after driving to the park with the men, the girls separated and while one appeared to be reluctant to engage in any sexual activity, the other went to the far end of the area and called the defendants over one-by-one to have full sex or perform sex acts on them.

When the girls were reported missing by one of their mothers, police found them wandering in the street at 2.20 a.m.

An appeal was launched to find those involved and soon all six had handed themselves in and made full confessions.

They were said to have been shocked and disgusted to learn the true ages of the girls, with one stating: ‘I’ve got a little sister about that age.’ (ANI)

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