(London Independent) A gang of paedophiles who groomed pregnant women to secure their babies for later sexual abuse used one victim as a prop to advertise an online chatroom about child rape, a sentencing hearing has been told.
The group drugged, raped and abused babies, toddlers and pre-school age children in attacks that were carefully organised and streamed online. Some of the men travelled hundreds of miles to join in attacks after one of them managed to get a short time alone with a child after securing the trust of relatives.
The group's activities were outlined in court, though prosecutors said they would not go into the grim detail of offences that "exposed a world that many would not have believed".
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