Six footballers who had a midnight sex orgy in a park with two 12-year-old girls, have been jailed.
Courtney Amos,19, Ashley Charles, 20, Dennis De Sousa, 18, Jahson Downes, 20, Jahvon Edwards, 19, and Luke Farrugia, 21, have all admitted rape of a girl under the age of 13.
Downes is a former Reading FC academy player, who until recently played for Basingstoke Town, in Hampshire, while Ashley Charles also attended the academy, Luke Farrugia plays for Reading Town and Courtney Amos has also completed two years of football coaching.
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Reading Crown Court heard how the soccer players were encouraged by the schoolgirl 'Lolitas' - with one allegedly sending them a text message saying: 'We can have three each.' Several of the players had been part of the Reading FC football academy and all had been together on the night of the rapes - Saturday February 21 last year.
Judge Stephen John heard that the six players picked up the two girls and drove in two Vauxhall Corsa cars to a recreation ground in Reading, Berkshire, where one of the 12-year-olds was raped by five of the men.