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“Children as young as nine were left devastated by the actions of this man, whose fraudulent plan could never succeed,” police said in a statement.

Stephen Moonesamy, 35, was arrested after approaching three dance schools in the central city of Northamptonand recruiting children between the ages of nine and 18 to perform at the closing ceremony on Aug. 12.

Prosecutors said he charged each child for taking part and built up an elaborate operation by training the dancers, securing equipment and gaining sponsorship from local companies.

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