Northumbria Police Chief Constable Steve Ashman said in a statement today: 'To date we have arrested 461 people, spoken to 703 potential complainants and have found 278 victims.
'In total we now have 93 convictions delivering more than 300 years of imprisonment in addition to today's convictions.'He added: 'Many of us will never understand the traumatic experience some of these women and girls have endured and they have my wholehearted commitment that, together with our partners, we will continue to provide them with all the support they need.
Northumbria Police launched a major investigation after receiving information from social workers and initially spoke to 108 potential victims.
Over the course of four trials, 20 young women gave evidence covering a period from 2011 to 2014.
After days of legal arguments, Judge Penny Moreland refused to throw any of the cases out and concluded that XY, whose credibility was 'central' to the application, was 'wholly unworthy of belief in respect of any matter at all'.
She was given more Mcat then, one by one, they took their turn having sexual intercourse with her.'The court heard when she left she was driven back to the children's home and given £200 along with more Mcat.Older men preyed on immature teenagers who were plied with cocaine, cannabis, alcohol or mephedrone (M-Cat), then raped or persuaded into having sexual activity at parties known as 'sessions'.The case has raised huge controversy after a convicted rapist was paid almost £10,000 of taxpayers' money to spy on parties where under-age girls were intoxicated and sexually abused.They have trusted us and we must not let them down.'We have thrown the kitchen sink at this - a team of 50 officers have worked on this inquiry for almost three and a half years and continue to do so. We have employed every technique available to us, covert and overt, in tackling the problem.'Nadeem Aslam (left) was convicted of drugs offences.Abdul Sabe (right) was convicted of conspiracy to incite prostitution, conspiracy to traffic for sexual exploitation and conspiracy to sexual assault Chief Constable Ashman added: 'There has been no political correctness here.