Four East Sussex men jailed for child prostitution

Clockwise from top left: Daramola, Sobhanieh, Kayla-Joseph and Kamali Image copyright Sussex Police
Image caption Daramola, Sobhanieh, Kamali and Kayla-Joseph (l to r, from top left) were all jailed at Hove Crown Court

Four men have been jailed for trying to force a "vulnerable" 16-year-old girl into prostitution.

The group systematically abused the girl over two weeks in Newhaven, East Sussex and paid her cash in return for sex, Hove Crown Court heard.

Khosrow Sobhanieh, 56, was jailed for 14 years and Stephen Daramola, 48, for six years.

Christopher Kayla-Joseph, 27, and Mohammed Kamali, 46, were each jailed for five years.

Cocaine conspiracy

The court heard the men "ruthlessly exploited" the victim after Kayla-Joseph found her sitting alone on a street in Eastbourne following a family row in May 2013 and invited her back to his flat.

They were arrested after she told health workers and her family what had happened.

Kayla-Joseph and Kamali, both from Newhaven, Sobhanieh, of Guestling, near Hastings, and Daramola, of Eastbourne, were convicted of conspiracy to arrange the prostitution of a child.

Daramola was found guilty of sexual assault, and Sobhanieh was convicted of rape and attempted rape.

Kayla-Joseph, Kamali and Daramola were also found guilty of conspiracy to supply cocaine.

All the defendants will be subject to a sexual offenders prevention order for life on their release from prison.

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