Using the internet the couple discussed abuse of children russian woman looking for a German man with some of the other defendants and arranged to meet some to carry out further sexual assaults on the young victims, the trial heard.
Melissa Noon, 30, and the four other defendants, including Daniel Bell, 27, a serving soldier, were convicted on a total of 16 charges.
The abuse included rape, attempted rape and the use of sex aids.The couple set up a nudist forum website dream woman wanted gage as a front for the sex abuse of two children aged under.John Maddox, 47, of Ellis Avenue, Rainham, Essex, a carer for his disabled sister and elderly mother and who works as a volunteer for a hospice, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years' imprisonment for one charge of causing a child to engage in sexual activity.He remanded Noon and Hilton in custody and released Bell, Maddox and Day on bail.The judge adjourned the case until 19 December for sentencing, with Bell, Maddox and Day likely to be sentenced separately on a date to be set in January.Bell, who had military accommodation but was previously living in Emsworth, Hampshire, was found guilty of two charges of possessing indecent drayton valley adult friend finder photos of children and one of attempting to distribute an indecent image of children.Noon, Bell, Simon Hilton, 29, Mark Day, 45, and John Maddox, 46, had denied the offences.Noon was found guilty of three charges of causing a child to engage in sexual activity, one of causing a child to watch a sexual act, two of sexual assault of a child, two of arranging a child sex offence, one of inciting a child.Noon's convictions included three charges of causing a child to engage in sexual activity, one of causing a child to watch a sexual act, two of sexual assault of a child, two of arranging a child sex offence, one of inciting a child to engage.He previously pleaded guilty to 45 offences.He had also pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing extreme pornography, one of making an indecent image of a child, and 19 of possessing indecent images of children.
John Maddox, 46, of Rainham, Essex, was convicted of a charge of causing a child to engage in sexual activity.
The court heard that it was a "matter of discretion" for Bell's commanding officer whether he would keep his position in the army.
The ring was run by Robert Hathaway and Melissa Noon, of Portsmouth, who were jailed in December.A woman who ran an international paedophile ring with her partner has been convicted, along with four men.Noon had previously pleaded guilty to two charges of cruelty to a child.Jonathan Garner-Harris, 37, a teacher, of Marrick, North Yorkshire, appeared at Durham crown court over 20 offences.He is to be sentenced alongside the other convicted defendants at Portsmouth at a later date.The jury of six women and six men took more than 12 hours to reach the verdicts in the majority of the charges.Hilton, 29, of Wolsey Road, London, was convicted of one charge of arranging a child sex offence.
All defendants were ordered to sign the sex offenders register.
Soldier Daniel Bell, 27, who lives in military accommodation but was previously of St James Road, Emsworth, Hampshire, was given a four-month prison sentence, suspended for a year, for attempting to distribute an indecent image of children.
Maddox, 46, of Ellis Avenue, Rainham, Essex, was convicted of a charge of causing a child to engage in sexual activity.