Five sentenced for roles in French child sex abuse scandal

[JURIST] Five people were sentenced on Wednesday by a French court for their role in a child sex ring after one of the biggest criminal trials in the country's history [JURIST report]. Since March, 66 defendants have been on trial on charges of abusing 45 children. A man, his son, and his son's ex-girlfriend accused of hosting most of the abuse received sentences of 28, 18, and 16 years in prison, respectively. Two brothers involved were sentenced to 28 and 26 years in prison. The jury deliberated for over a month and verdict readings are expected to be lengthy. BBC News has more.

 

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