The men, seven of whom are from Rotherham, are accused of 23 offences between them, including rape, sexual activity with a child and inciting a child to indulge in sexual activity.
Sheffield Crown Court heard this morning that the defendants committed the offences at several different locations, including Clifton Park and houses in Eastwood and the town centre.
The eight men charged are: Adil Hussain (20), of Nelson Street, Rotherham town centre Saeed Hussain (29), of Hatherley Road, Eastwood. Shalzaad Hussain (22), of Clough Road, Masborough. Mohsin Khan (22), of Haworth Crescent, Moorgate. Zafran Ramzan (21) of Broom Grove, Broom. Razwan Razaq (30), of Oxford Street, Clifton. Umar Razaq (24) , of Oxford Street, Clifton. Shazad Akbar (23), of Shirecliffe Lane, Shirecliffe, Sheffield.
One of the victims is expected to give evidence this afternoon.