Bournville man guilty of historical sex offences

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Ten men have been found guilty of historical sexual offences against two young men who were both sexually exploited in their teens.

Over the last 12 weeks, a jury at Warwick Crown Court heard how two separate victims had been left traumatised by the abuse. One of the victims was aged 15 at the time of the offences in 2002 and 2003, the second was between 14 and 15 at the time of the offences in 2009 and 2010; both were extremely vulnerable.

39-year-old Stephen Kelly of Elm Road, Bournville has been convicted of two counts of arranging or facilitating child prostitution and engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child.

Assistant Chief Constable Carl Foulkes said: “The two men − who were boys at the time these offences were committed − have shown incredible bravery throughout the investigation and court process. They both gave evidence against their abusers and this cannot have been an easy thing to do.”

You can read the full story on the West Midlands Police website.

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