Some of the teenagers had sex willingly, but others were raped by up to five men at a time.
The paedophiles who paid small sums of money for the frequently violent encounters were predominantly British Pakistanis.
Of the 11 defendants on trial at Liverpool Crown Court, 10 were Pakistani and the other an Afghan asylum seeker.
The question remains - how much longer can this problem be swept under the carpet? Indeed the police seem to be making more of an effort in bringing monsters like these to justice, but many will be wondering how many more young white girls are being exploited in this way & how many of these cases are swept away as so not to upset the multiculteral dream?
We all remember how BNP leader Nick Griffin gave a speech about grooming to a private meeting many years ago. Instead of the police looking into the allegations, they decided to charge Nick with race hate charges.
This is what the police are up against - political interference from the very top.
(Clockwise from top left) Abdul Qayyum, Rochdale rape victim known as Girl E, Kabeer Hassan, Qamar Shahzad and Abdul Rauf
The gang, whose activities were centred on two takeaways in Heywood, Rochdale, Greater Manchester, used a 15-year-old white girl as their recruiter.
Both restaurants are now under different ownership.
This teenager, nicknamed The Honey Monster, became the girlfriend of one of the gang and kept victims quiet with alcohol, food and small sums of money.
She often accompanied girls as young as 13 on journeys to such towns and cities as Rochdale, Oldham, Nelson, Bradford and Leeds.
Sometimes she would be having sex with one man while a second raped another girl in the same room.
A 15-year-old became frightened of what The Honey Monster might do if she refused to have sex with the men. On one occasion, she told police, the older girl struck her.
Two of the gang eventually complained that they were “bored” with their recruiter and asked her to bring even younger girls”.
The defendants, aged between 22 and 59 and all from the Rochdale and Oldham areas of Greater Manchester, were known to each other in a variety of ways.
Some came from the same village in Pakistan, two worked at the same taxi firm and two at the same takeaway restaurant. Another pair shared a flat.
All 11 defendants denied engaging in sexual activity with under-age girls. Seven denied rape while six denied trafficking girls for sex within the UK.
A 12th man, Mohammed Shazad, 39, from Rochdale, was arrested with his alleged accomplices but absconded after being released on bail. He is still on the run.
Rachel Smith, prosecuting, described them as “the sort of children who were easy to identify, target and exploit for the sexual gratification of these men”.
They had generally known their alleged abusers by such nicknames as “Immy”, “Cassie”, “Billy” and “Tiger”.
Greater Manchester Police had the chance to move in on the gang when their first victim said she had twice been raped. But the force “regrettably” failed to take their investigation further. (Was this down to political pressure? ed) It was another two years before they carried out a second wave of arrests that led to today’s convictions.
A 59-year-old man, who can'te be named for legal reasons, was found guilty of conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with children under the age of 16, two counts of rape, aiding and abetting a rape, one count of sexual assault and an allegation of trafficking within the UK for sexual exploitation.
Taxi driver Abdul Aziz, 41, of Armstrong Hurst Close, Rochdale, was found guilty of conspiracy and trafficking for sexual exploitation. He was found not guilty of two counts of rape.
Kabeer Hassan, 25, of Lacrosse Avenue, Oldham, Greater Manchester, was found guilty of conspiracy and rape.
Adil Khan, 42, of Oswald Street, Rochdale, was found guilty of conspiracy and trafficking for sexual exploitation.
Abdul Rauf, 43, of Darley Road, Rochdale, was found guilty of conspiracy and trafficking for sexual exploitation.
Mohammed Sajid, 35, of Jepheys Street, Rochdale, was found guilty of conspiracy, trafficking, one count of rape and one count of sexual activity with a child.
Abdul Qayyum, 44, of Ramsay Street, Rochdale, was found guilty of conspiracy.
Mohammed Amin, 45, of Falinge Road, Rochdale, was found guilty of conspiracy and sexual assault.
Hamid Safi, 22, who was found guilty of conspiracy and trafficking but not guilty of two counts of rape.
Liaquat Shah, 41, of Kensington Street, Rochdale, was cleared sexual assault by the jury and was cleared of conspiracy after the jury was unable to agree a verdict and the prosecution offered no further evidence.
Qamar Shahzad, 30, of Conisborough, Rochdale, was found not guilty of conspiracy.