Two men accused of being part of a paedophile ring have been given lengthy jail sentences for their part in "ritualistic, sickening" sex abuse of young girls.

Jack Kemp and Peter Petrauske spent years tormenting their female victims, one said to be as young as three. Both men had denied any involvement in the abuse, claiming they were victims of a witch hunt or conspiracy.

But a jury at Truro Crown Court dismissed their protestations.

Jailing Kemp for 14 years and Petrauske for 18, Judge Graham Cottle told them: "You are two of the surviving members of a paedophile ring that operated in Falmouth (Cornwall) in the 1970s and 1980s. I'm satisfied that you have both had a life-long sexual interest in young, female children."