Three men have been jailed for 14 years between them after a teenage girl was injected with heroin and crack cocaine in Gravesend.

Maidstone Crown Court heard how Belo Laczko, 23, of Truro Road befriended the teenager in Gravesend in June 2014 before eventually introducing her to his cousin, 21-year-old Alex Kroka of Havelock Road.

Kroka then took the teenager to 27-year-old Peter Jarosinec’s home at the time where on several occasions she was injected with drugs including heroin and crack cocaine.

The trio were sentenced at the same court on Friday (June 24).

Laczko was sentenced to six years in jail after pleading guilty to three counts of engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a girl, one count of intent to pervert the course of justice and one count of causing a child to look at a sexual image.

He was also given a sexual harm prevention order for 15 years and was put on the sex offenders’ register for life.

Kroka pleaded guilty to one count of being concerned in the supply of a class A drug and was jailed for two years.

Jarosinec, of no fixed address at the time of his arrest, was given six years in jail after pleading guilty to three counts of administering poison with intent to endanger life or inflict grievous bodily harm and one count of permitting the use of premises for the supply of heroin.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable, Zoe Traynor, said: “These three men targeted a young, vulnerable teenage girl who was groomed, trafficked, drugged and sexually exploited.

“The victim has shown true courage and bravery in bringing these men to justice.

“Joint working with partner agencies has ensured her protection from future harm.”