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They were seemingly respectable people living ordinary lives. But over a period of 10 years, Marie Black, Michael Rogers and Jason Adams treated children "like sexual playthings", at parties, in a hotel room, and at private addresses.
The abuse, which centred around year-old Black and took place in Norwich and Romford, included forcing the children to have sex with one another. Parties were held, with the adults playing card games to decide who would abuse which. In interviews, the victims described how they were abused in front of one another and other adults.
Some of the abuse involved children's toys, including Barbie dolls. They said the abuse became so routine that the victims came to accept it as normal.
One of the male victims said: "There would be parties and they would do some games where the boys were in one room with the men and the girls were in another with the women. One boy told the authorities he didn't know that sexual contact between adults and children was wrong.
Allegations were first reported to police in but it was in Decemberwhen further evidence was disclosed, that police had sufficient evidence to make the initial arrests in Several victims described watching Black and Jason Adams - found guilty of 13 counts - taking photos and laughing. Adams, a former cleaner at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, had ly gone to jail for a year for assaulting Ms Black and.
He admitted cruelty to four children, but denied all the sexual offences.
He was found guilty of 13 counts. I ill-treated them.
I completely acted in the wrong way, frightened them," he told the court. He blamed his actions on working nights, tiredness and temper.
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Michael Rodgers, of Romford, was found guilty of 14 counts including cruelty, rape and inciting to engage in sexual activity. Det Ch Insp Peter Hornby, said the children were all under 13 and were subjected to abuse "beyond most people's imagination".
Describing Black, prosecutor Angela Rafferty QC said: "Was she a helpless victim of abusive males or was she herself deeply involved with the children's ill treatment? She added: "Many of the defendants have become good at appearing normal and respectable.
Black was painted as a victim by her defence, who maintained she only ended up in court because of a terrible combination of circumstances. She chose not to give evidence in her own defence, but vehemently denied all the charges against her. When returning to the dock after the guilty verdicts were read out she said: "We've been stitched up.
The court heard the trial was delayed when prosecutors raised concerns over changes made to statements taken from the children. But Ms Rafferty said it was "nonsense" that social workers and foster carers were responsible for children making up allegations.
She put it: "Would five small children be able to make up so many things, separately, and in such detail? Woman guilty in sex abuse ring case. s of children's abuse changed.
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Police 'investigated social workers'. Abused were 'sexual playthings'. Six other people on trial were cleared of all charges.
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