Three men who were due to be sentenced on Monday at Birmingham Crown Court for holding a 14-year-old schoolgirl captive and forcing her to sleep with around 20 men have had their hearing adjourned until Thursday.
Jake Cairns, Brandon Sharples and Jack McInally from Coventry, West Midlands were all arrested when police were contacted after the victim went missing from a relative’s home in Coventry in June 2015. Police investigation led the West Midlands police to an address in Somerset Road, Radford, where they found the victim in her underwear attempting to sneak out of 1 of the 1’st floor bathroom windows.
The 14-year-old victim had been held captive for 5 days and pumped full of drugs to keep her sedated. Then Cairns, 21, took explicit photos of the teenager and advertised them on an adult contact site.
Cairns of Cheveral Avenue, Radford, was arrested along with Sharples, 20, of Wyley Road in Radford, and McInally, 21, of no fixed address. During their trial last year in November they were found guilty of facilitating the sexual exploitation of a minor.
Cairns was further found guilty of arranging child sexual exploitation and taking and distributing indecent images of a child.
During the police investigation Detectives found Cairns email address on the advert. Although the girl’s face was cropped there was one photo of a distinct necklace the girl wore.
DNA on the duvet in the room she was kept in was found to have 5 different sources, 1 being Cairns.