Four men have been found guilty of raping a teenage girl who they “used as a piece of meat”.
Their victim, who is now in her 20s, “found that no effective action” was taken by authorities to stop the abuse she suffered, a jury was told earlier in their trial.
Prosecutor Peter Hampton said: “To these men she was nothing more than an object.
“They were able to use and abuse her sexually for their own sexual gratification.”
He added that they had treated her “like a piece of meat” and told the jury: “These acts occurred whilst (the complainant) was drunk or high on drugs which had been supplied to her by the defendants.
“On other occasions (the complainant) was forcibly raped.”
The court heard about the victim’s troubled upbringing.
Her mother having died when she was 13 and she was put into council care as her life “descended into chaos”. She had been referred to social services aged six.
Hampton said: “By the time (the complainant) fell into the clutches of these defendants and others who abused and exploited her, she was already broken.”
He said: “She may as well have had a target on her back as far as those who were criminally minded were concerned.”
The victim, who grew up in East Yorkshire before moving to South Yorkshire, was aged between 15 and 17 when the offences happened in Sheffield, between 2010 and 2012.
Hampton said she was “effectively and efficiently groomed” by a woman called Amanda Spencer, who is serving 15 years in prison.
While “still in the grip of exploitation”, the victim distrusted police and he told the court that South Yorkshire Police did “nothing more than submit an intelligence report” despite her telling them about a rape and having sex with adult men.
“No crime was recorded by the force and no investigation, in reality, followed,” Hampton said.
The trial came after the force had further contact with her and held interviews with her in 2016.
Jasim Mohammed, 37, of Maxwell Way, Sheffield, was found guilty of three counts of rape.
Nzar Anwar, 40, of Exeter Drive, Sheffield, was found guilty of one count of rape and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
Kawan Omar Ahmed, 31, of Margate Drive, Sheffield, was found guilty of two counts of rape.
Shangar Ibrahimi, 30, of Cemetery Road, Barnsley, was found guilty of one count of rape.
A fifth man, Saba Mohammed, 41, of Faranden Road, Sheffield, was found guilty of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
Four men were cleared of offences and another man was cleared of rape.
The convicted men will be sentenced on March 13.