Children were made to perform ‘sexual activities’ with each other and animals at a hotel, a family court judge has concluded.
Social workers from Coventry City Council had asked Judge Hilary Watson to investigate a series of allegations made by a number of children in their care.
The judge has now made a number of shocking findings of facts after analysing evidence at a court hearing in the city.
She said the allegations were made by four children aged between eight and 14 against a man they knew.
No one was identified in her written ruling, in which limited detail about the incidents was made public.
The children spoke of travelling to Birmingham on a bus and indicated that the hotel was in the city. They also indicated that activities had been recorded on video.
Judge Watson said some of the ‘suggestions’ might seem ‘fantastical’, but concluded they were probably a ‘grim reality’.
She said: ‘In my judgment, the children are telling the truth when they describe being taken… to a hotel where they had wine and tablets and were made to perform sexual acts watched by other people.