Mohammed Whied, Waleed Ali, Asif Ali, (middle row left to right) Sageer Hussain, Ishtiaq Khaliq, (bottom row left to right) Basharat Hussain, Masoued Malik and Naeem Rafiq were all convicted of sexually exploiting teenage girls in Rotherham Waleed Ali, 34, was jailed for 13 years after being found guilty of one rape and one indecent assault.

Officers and specialist support agencies are here to listen, to investigate and to bring perpetrators of this heinous crime before the courts.'Today's sentencing marks the end of a series of three major trials after a report on child sexual exploitation in Rotherham revealed more than 1,400 youngsters had been groomed, trafficked and raped in the town over a 16-year period.

In February last year brothers Arshid, 40, Bannaras, 36, and Basharat Hussain, 39, were sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court after a series of women - most now in their 30s - told a jury how they were sexually, physically and emotionally abused in Rotherham when they were in their early teens.

Members of a Rotherham sex gang today yelled 'Allahu Akbar' in court as they were jailed for abusing a girl who fell pregnant aged 12 after being groomed with alcohol.

Six men were given sentences between 10 years and 20 years - and totalling more than 80 years - by a judge who heard details of how two young girls were sexually abused in the South Yorkshire town between 19.

The Hussains were found guilty of a range of offences along with their uncle, Qurban Ali, 53, and two women - Karen Mac Gregor, 59, and Shelley Davis, 40.

And nine months later, in November, the last of the four brothers Sageer Hussain, was also jailed for 'degrading and violent' sexual offences against youngsters.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has taken over all historic Rotherham CSE investigations with a team of more than 100 working on over a dozen inquiries.

Last year, the NCA said it had engaged with 133 victims and survivors but investigators were confident that Prof Jay was right when she said in her report that the total was around 1,400.

The three trials - based around two families and their associates - have resulted in 18 people being jailed for sentences totalling more than 280 years.

The investigation that resulted in today's sentences, called Operation Thunder, is the last into CSE in Rotherham to be led by police.

The girl's pregnancy made headlines in 2001 when she was portrayed as one of Britain's youngest ever mothers.