Norwich Women Convicted Of Child Abuse

A woman from Norwich's been found guilty of being at the centre of a paedophile ring which abused 5 children for more than a decade.

Norwich Crown Court front door

34-year-old Marie Black sobbed uncontrollably in court earlier - as she was found guilty of charges including rape and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity

She'd denied 26 offences during a three-month trial at Norwich Crown Court.

But today, after 19 hours of deliberations, the jury convicted her of all but three counts.

She was on trial with 5 other women and 4 men - all accused of being part of a gang that sexually and physically abused the 5 young children for more than 10 years

The courts heard the abuse became so routine that the victims came to accept it as normal.

Marie Black Paedophile Ring 4

Left to Right - Marie Black, Jason Adams, Michael Rogers and Carol Stadler.

Michael Rogers, 53, from Romford, Essex, was found guilty of 14 counts including cruelty, rape and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

Jason Adams, 43, from Norwich, was found guilty of 13 similar counts.

Judge Nicholas Coleman remanded all three in custody until sentencing on September 28, saying: ``These are very serious matters.''

Carol Stadler, 59, from Norwich, was found guilty of assault causing actual bodily harm but cleared of nine other charges, including serious sexual assaults. She was released on bail.

The remaining six defendants - all from Norwich - were cleared of all counts.

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