July 2011 – Six British footballers jailed for gang raping two 12-year-old girls in a park have been freed after judges ruled the girls ‘wanted to have sex’. The men, aged between 19 and 21, had sex with the youngsters in a park. But despite being handed two-year jail terms in March at Reading Crown Court after admitting various counts of rape, they were freed. Lord Justice Moses, hearing the case with Justice Holroyde and Judge Francis Gilbert, branded their original imprisonment ‘excessive’ in what was a ‘difficult’ case.
Six footballers jailed over gang rape of 12-year-old girls in midnight park orgy