Three men - two of whom are brothers - are behind bars after taking it in turns to rape a girl for three years until she fell pregnant.

The sick predators knew the girl's family and subjected her to systematic abuse, between 1987 and 1990, when she was aged between 12 and 15 years old.

Noel Hutton, 65, of Newham Close, Northolt, knew the victim's mother and took advantage of his position to sexually abuse the girl, along with his brother, Robert Hutton, 63, of Creighton Close, Hammersmith.

Family friend Alvin Muschette is behind bars for eight years for rape

The siblings attacked the same victim as a third man, Alvin Muschette, 55, of Curzon Crescent, Brent, who also knew the family.

All three men - who were convicted of rape - were jailed on Friday (July 21) at Harrow Crown Court.

Detective Constable Alpesh Patel, of the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command, said: "She was cruelly and vilely abused while she was a child; she has had a long wait for justice.

"Thanks to her courage she has now seen that justice done."

One of two brothers, Noel Hutton, will serve seven years in prison

Harrow Crown Court heard the attacks took place over three years in different areas of Brent.

The crimes were reported to police in June 2015 and an immediate investigation was launched by specialist officers.

The victim eventually became pregnant as a result of the assaults and told her family what had happened.

She told officers her family had dismissed the allegations and concerned parties were told it was her boyfriend who had made her pregnant.

Robert Hutton was jailed for five years

The victim went through an abortion while still in her early teens.

In June 2015, she found the courage to report the matter and attended a police station to speak to officers.

And as a result of the police investigation, all three men were charged with rape on October 31 2016.

They were convicted of rape, on Thursday July 13, after a 14-day trial.

Victims of sexual assaults 'will be believed and supported'

Robert Hutton was jailed for five years, his brother, Noel, for seven years and Muschette was sentenced to eight years' imprisonment.

DC Patel added: "Those who are, or have been, the victim of sexual assaults will be believed and supported by dedicated investigators.

"As a result of the victim's bravery and our inquiry these men will now pay the penalty for preying on a vulnerable young girl."

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