A group of nine men targeted vulnerable young girls in Oxford and subjected them to depraved sexual abuse, the Old Bailey has heard.
The men, eight from Oxford and one from Berkshire, are accused of being involved in a child sex-trafficking ring involving six girls.
Between them the defendants face 51 counts including rape and trafficking.
They deny the charges which relate to girls aged between 11 and 15 and cover a period from 2004 to 2012.
Noel Lucas QC, prosecuting, told jurors the defendants groomed the girls, then controlled them, using them for their own sexual gratification and selling them to other men for sex.
He said the men deliberately targeted girls who had unsettled home lives which which made it less likely anyone would exercise normal parental control over them or be looking out for them.
Jurors were told sometimes the girls were targeted whil
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