Two Hackney men have been sentenced to a combined 20 years in prison at Basildon Crown Court today for grooming and sexually abusing underage girls in Southend, Essex.
45 year-old Colin Trotman, and 56 year-old Glenn Dyett will be serving 14 and 6 years for their crimes respectively.
Trotman, of Wetherell Road, was jailed for rape, sexual activity with a child and facilitating permission of child sex offences. Dyett, of Elderfield Road, Clapton, was jailed for three counts of sexual activity with a child.
The men groomed their victims online before travelling from Hackney to Southend to meet the young girls on a number of occasions between August and September 2012.
They would give them alcohol, cigarettes and occasionally cannabis before abusing and raping them, often in the back of Trotman’s BMW in car parks and secluded areas.
Essex Police began their investigation in November 2012.
Detective Chief Inspector of the Essex Police, Simon Werrett, said: “These girls were vulnerable, alcohol-dependent, socially-active teenagers who were experiencing difficulties at home. They were naïve and troubled.”
“At a time when society should have been letting them develop into young adults, two criminals appeared on the scene and targeted them; ruining their futures.”
by Kate Ng and Jack D’Arcy