Two men have been jailed for the sexual abuse and prostitution of teenage girls over a year period. Peter Jones and Raymond Dickens were prosecuted coventrg two girls came forward to police to say they had been drugged and raped. Other victims were discovered, with one saying she had been forced into prostitution, prosecutors said.
Ian Crooks, senior crown prosecutor, said: "These defendants exploited the situation that these young vulnerable victims had found themselves in order to sexually abuse them and in Dickens case, force one of the victims into prostitution for monetary gain. The Crown Prosecution Service said between andthe men identified six young and cocentry victims who they then manipulated through physical violence and sexual abuse.
But two girls approached police separately last year to claim Jones and drugged and raped them. This included three counts of rape, one of administering drugs to obtain or facilitate intercourse and one of kidnap. Other victims were discovered, with one saying she had been prosritution into prostitution, prosecutors said.
Four arrested in historic Rugby abuse and kidnap case. But a jury found Jones guilty of 11 charges against five victims from the s up to his arrest last year. Thompson, of Morris Close, Rugby, will be sentenced at a later date.
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Peter Livingston Jones, 55, and Raymond Dickens, 53, preyed on vulnerable women and "forced them into prostitution", police said. Investigations led to police coming across Dickens, whom other victims claimed had also raped them and forced one of the teenagers into prostitution, the CPS said. A third defendant, year-old Helen Thompson, was convicted of one count of kidnap.
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They denied all charges against them but were found guilty after a trial at Warwick Crown Court. Jones and Dickens are due to be sentenced on Friday. Det Insp Paul Thompson said: "Over a of years, Jones and Dickens covenyry taken advantage of vulnerable young women for their own sexual gratification and financial gain.
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Two men have zrrests jailed for the sexual abuse and prostitution of teenage girls over a year period. Dickens, of Langdale Close, Rugby, was convicted of eight offences against three victims in the s - four counts of indecent assault, two counts of rape, one count of procuring a woman to become a prostitute, and one count of false imprisonment. Operation Costa was started by Warwickshire Police's major investigation unit after two victims made allegations against Jones and Dickens.
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Dickens, of Langdale Close, Rugby, was convicted of two counts of rape, four counts of indecent assault, procuring a person to become a prostitute and false imprisonment. Pgostitution, of Wheelright Lane, was found guilty of three counts of rape, kidnap, two counts of false imprisonment, administering drugs in order to obtain intercourse, two counts of causing or inciting prostitution, sexual assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Peter Jones and Raymond Dickens were prosecuted after two girls came forward to police to say they had been drugged and raped. Two men carried out a string of sex attacks against women in the Midlands.