Four men have appeared at Teesside Crown Court to deny charges relating to sexually exploiting under age girls in the Teesside area.
Shakil Munir, 32, Junaid Butt, 18, Ibrar Mahmood, 18, and a unnamed 17 year old all from Middlesbrough.
A fifth man Sakib Ahmed 18 has admitted five counts of sexual activity with a child also from Middlesbrough.
All the girls involved within the case are believed to be 13 – 14 years of age.
The charges against the four men who deny their charges are getting an underage girl to perform oral sex
Some of the charges relate to a defendant asking and getting an underage girl to perform oral sex on him and sexual activity with a girl under the age of consent.