Rotherham abuse trial: Policeman and councillor ‘did ‘no prosecution’ deal with Arshid Hussain’
A policeman and a councillor were involved in a deal for an alleged child abuser to hand over a missing teenage girl in exchange for him not being prosecuted, a court heard.
A jury at Sheffield Crown Court was told an officer named as ‘PC Ali’ and a man named ‘Akhtar’ – described by the alleged victim as ‘a councillor of Rotherham’ – had been involved in an agreement for her to be handed over at a petrol station by defendant Arshid Hussain.
In video interviews played to the jury, the now 30-year-old woman, known as Girl J, said she had been twice made pregnant by Hussain. She said the first time was when she was 14 and he persuaded her to have an abortion by saying he would be sent to prison if she had the baby.
She said she later had a child after Hussain made her pregnant a second time when she was 15.