Sex slave trial: Three guilty of abducting girl aged 13

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Three men accused of abducting a 13-year-old girl and forcing her to become their sex slave have been convicted of sex and drug offences.

The girl was subjected to a string of assaults after being taken from London to Ipswich, Norwich Crown Court heard.

During the trial, jurors were told the men "set her up as a sex slave" and "used her for their pleasure".

Surin Uddin, Mohammed Sheikh and Hamza Ali, all from east London, will be sentenced at a later date.

All three were found guilty of conspiracy to traffic and supplying a class B drug to the child who was described as coming from a "troubled" family.

Uddin, 28, of Bethnal Green, was also convicted of two counts of rape.

Sheikh, 31, of Hackney, was convicted on a charge of causing a child to engage in sexual activity but cleared of two counts of rape.

Ali, 38, of Waltham Forest, was found guilty of a sexual assault but not guilty of rape.

Prosecutor Riel Karmy-Jones told the court the assaults were spread out over a four day period last year.

The men had denied the offences but were found guilty by a jury after three days of deliberations.

Abdul Hammed, 46, of Wellington Street, Ipswich, was cleared of supplying a class B drug and two counts of rape.

The judge had earlier instructed the jury to find him not guilty of trafficking.

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