CPS – CSE Charges

Five men and one woman charged with child sexual exploitation offences


The Crown Prosecution Service in Yorkshire and Humberside has authorised South Yorkshire Police (on 4 June 2013) to charge five men and one woman with offences relating to child sexual exploitation


Helen Gaunt, Senior Crown Prosecutor from the CPS Complex Casework Unit, said:


“I have authorised South Yorkshire Police to charge Lee Unwin, John McLachlan, Kareem Ahmed, Bashdar Hamadamin and a fifth man with various sexual offences. Lee Unwin will face one count of intentionally obtaining the sexual services of a child, John MacLachlan two counts. Kareen Ahmed will face one count of arranging or facilitating travel for the commission of a sexual offence, Bashdar Hamadamin will face one count of rape and a fifth man will face three counts of sexual assault.


“I have also authorised police to charge Amanda Spencer with 41 offences relating to the sexual exploitation of nine girls and young women aged between 12 and 20. The 41 offences date between 2006 and 2010 and include arranging or facilitating a child sexual offence, inciting or causing a child to become a prostitute, inciting or causing an adult to become a prostitute, and arranging or facilitating the prostitution of a child.


“These decisions were taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors and the CPS Interim Guidelines on Prosecuting Cases of Child Sexual Abuse. We have determined that there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction and that these charges are in the public interest.

“All will appear before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on 18 June 2013.”

7 thoughts on “CPS – CSE Charges

  1. So, it’s taken between three and seven years for this to come to a point where the Authorities are charging people with child sex crimes.

    Yet Saatchi grabs the lovely Nigella in a restaurant and within hours the Police are looking into it!!!!

    What a wonderful world we live in.


  2. Any action against those who abuse and exploit children is welcome, of course. But what a very small drop this seems to be in a very large ocean. I hope that, rather than feeling self-congratulatory about finally taking someone to court, the police and their partners properly regard this as an early and tenatative step on a long journey that will need total determination and dedication.


  3. This statement says: South Yorkshire and they will appear before SHEFFIELD Magistrates. No mention of Rotherham I see????


  4. I am very pleased some more people have been brought to book for what can only be described as a wicked and evil crime that has gone cynically undetected for years.

    The list of hell will continue ladies and gentleman, whilst ever there are these evil people out there, let them not have a minutes peace. Lets do the work and lets get started on making up for lost ground.

    Another point I would like to make, now that we’ve got some people in the frame for these wicked acts who don’t, on the face of it, appear to have an Asian name, can we start and realise this is a community problem, and not a problem centred around one area of society.


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