Awful New Details About The Men Who Held A 14-Year-Old Girl Captive For Five Days And Forced Her To Have Sex With 20 Men

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They advertised her as an 18-year-old escort.

Three Coventry men who were found guilty of facilitating the sexual exploitation of a child had their sentencing trail postponed today. Police say they held a teen girl captive and forced her into prostitution.

According to police, Jake Cairns, 21, Brandon Sharples, 20, and Jack McInally, 21, held the 14-year-old girl against her will for five days and forced her to have sex with around 20 men. She disappeared from a relative's home June 8, 2015. 

Police said she reportedly has a drug problem and that the men took advantage of that and forced her into prostitution. 

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“These three men were involved with the shocking exploitation of a young girl − they took advantage of her drug dependency and made money out of forcing her to have sex with strangers," said Detective Jon Barker.

After piling the young girl up with drugs, the men took explicit photos of her and advertised her on an escort site claiming she was 18. 

In the photo, the girl's face wasn't visible but detectives noticed a distinctive necklace that belonged to her.

Police rescued her on June 13, 2015. They found her attempting to climb out a first-floor bathroom window wearing only her underwear. She was trying to escape her captors. 

After getting the girl to safety, police forced open the front door and arrested the three men. 

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When searching the home, police say they found a duvet in the room where she was forced to have sex. DNA from at least five different sources was found on it, including Cairns. 

“Cairns initially denied knowing the girl but later changed his story after he was identified during an ID procedure − and our financial inquiries showed he’d paid for the Viva Street advert via his own bank account," Barker said.

Sharples and McInally were found guilty of facilitating the sexual exploitation of a child. Additionally, Cairns was found guilty of arranging child sexual exploitation and taking and distributing indecent images of a child. Their sentencing hearing was moved to Thursday.

"Now that a jury has found them guilty they can expect to be handed long jail terms," Barker said.

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