Parents force the schoolgirls into prostitution and then sell them to millionaire Muslim paedophiles.
Vice Squad cops nicked three women
and a man from
They also taped the gang bragging how they were prepared to peddle even younger, prepubescent girls.
The gang - described as being
"like something out of TV's Shameless" with most unemployed or on
benefits also had links to
A senior insider said: "This is about as sick as it gets.
"These are among the youngest girls we've found being offered for sex.
"This gang was extremely greedy - it was all about the money. Sex with a virgin aged 12 or under cost anything up to £50,000.
"Our inquiries continue and we expect more arrests."
Sex trafficking of children born
here is extremely rare. Detectives normally see foreign kids from Eastern
Europe, the Far East and
An NSPCC spokesperson said:
"Unscrupulous traffickers are controlling and terrorising vulnerable
children within the
"When the police and other agencies find these children, they need to provide immediate protection and support to help them overcome their ordeal.
"We urge anyone who fears a child is being exploited to call the police, children's services or the NSPCC."
Meanwhile, the Yard's Clubs and Vice
Unit, known as CO14, is expected to take full responsibility for targeting the
multi-million pound sex trafficking trade in
As well as stopping foreign sex
slaves being smuggled into the
There is likely to be an explosion in sex trafficking in the run-up to the 2012 Olympics.
Last week, several leading charities wrote to Met Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson urging him not merge the force's stand-alone Human Trafficking Team into the Vice Squad when Home Office funding ends shortly.
But Clubs and Vice are considered more than capable of taking on the big trafficking jobs.
* If you have concerns about a child's welfare, call the NSPCC Helpline on 0808 800 5000
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