Four found guilty of sexually exploiting teenage girls in Burton
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Two men and two teenage boys have been found guilty of 12 offences covering the sexual exploiting of a vulnerable teenage girl and her friend in Burton-upon-Trent.
The four were found guilty following a six-week trial at Stafford Crown Court that concluded yesterday (Thursday 10 June).
They were arrested on 19 December 2018, follow an investigation by
Staffordshire Police's Child Protection and Exploitation Team. The offences took place between February 2018 and July 2019
The girls were aged 13 at the time of the offences.
A 17-year-old, from Burton, was found guilty of three counts of the rape of a girl aged 13 to 15, one count of sexual assault, one count of sexual activity with a child and one count of child abduction.
David Korosi, 26, of Byrkley Street, Burton, was found guilty of the rape of a girl aged 13 to 15 and two counts of sexual assault on a female.
Adrian Demeter, 20, of Princess Street, Burton, was found guilty of sexual assault on a female.
A 17-year-old boy, from Burton, was found guilty of the rape of a girl aged 13 to 15 and sexual assault on a female.
Detective Sergeant Julie Pointon, of the force’s Child Protection and Exploitation Team, said: ”I welcome today’s verdicts and I would like to pay tribute to the girls’ incredible bravery in coming forward initially and throughout this long and complex investigation.
“Tackling child sexual exploitation and sexual abuse, both current and non-recent, remains an absolute priority for us.
“I would urge anyone who has been a victim of such crimes to come forward and report this to us, we will listen and you and your families will be supported by specially-trained detectives and social workers. If you are or have been a victim or you are worried about something, and you don’t feel ready to talk to the police, please speak to someone you trust.”
Please visit http://knowaboutcse.co.uk/ for information for children, young people, parents, carers and professionals on how to spot the signs of child sexual exploitation.
To report child sexual exploitation, call police on 101 or 999 if a child is in immediate danger.