A GANG of sex fiends jailed for 77 years may have had another 50 members ù who are still on the loose, it emerged on Wednesday.
Police are set to swoop in the next few days on at least four men said to be involved in the abuse of girls as young as 13.
The gang in Heywood, near Rochdale, Greater Manchester, passed around teens for sex after plying them with booze.
And police are still trying to establish the identities of gang members known to the girls as Juicy, Mamma, Pino, Goofy, Manni and Arfan.
At least one is believed to have fled to Pakistan.
On Wednesday Judge Gerald Clifton delivered a damning verdict on the nine convicted men, saying they were driven by "lust and greed".
He said the white girls were targeted because they were not in the mainly Pakistani gang's "community or religion".
He added: "This involved the grooming and sexual exploitation of several girls. Most of you were many years older than they were.
"They were going through a period in their lives full of difficulty and misery. One had left her parents' home, another had been in care for years.
"You attracted them to your company with flattery, free food and alcohol.
"Some of you acted as you did to satiate your lust, some of you to make money. All of you treated them as though they were worthless and beyond respect.
"I believe that one of the factors that led to that was that they were not of your community or religion.
"Some of you raised the suggestion that this prosecution was triggered by racial factors ù that is nonsense. What triggered this prosecution was your lust and greed."
The judge said that the sentences passed would be the same for "white or Asian" men.
The oldest defendant, the 59-year-old ringleader who cannot be named, was banned from the court after calling the judge a "racist b**d".
He was sentenced in his absence to 19 years in prison.
The judge said he was an "unpleasant and hypocritical bully" who raped and trafficked a girl of 15 using threats of "violence and blackmail".
Two others were also convicted on Tuesday of rape, as well as other child sex crimes.
The other six ù all from Rochdale ù were found guilty of crimes including sex assault, conspiracy and trafficking.
Abdul Aziz, 41, was jailed for nine years; Adil Khan, 42, eight years; Abdul Rauf, 43, six years; and Hamid Safi, 22, four years. Abdul Qayyum, 43, and Mohammed Amin, 44, were each caged for five years.
About 20 supporters of far-right groups, including the BNP and EDF, protested outside with signs on Wednesday.
Alias Yousaf, solicitor for gang member Khan, later said his client would be appealing after claims that a member of the jury was communicating with a far-right group.
Last week BNP leader Nick Griffin tweeted that seven men had been convicted ù before the jury gave its verdict.
Mr Yousaf said it "compromised" his client's right to a fair trial.