Rotherham abuse trial: Police ‘secretly recorded rejecting potential DNA evidence against Arshid Hussain’
Police officers were secretly recorded saying they didn’t want DNA evidence that could prove the central defendant in the Rotherham abuse trial had a child with an underage girl.Sheffield Crown Court heard one of the women alleged to have been victims of Arshid Hussain had taped a conversation with officers in March 2013 using a hidden mobile phone.
The now 30-year-old woman, one of 12 complainants in the trial of five men and two women accused of being part of a Rotherham child grooming ring, had a child which Hussain accepts is his after being made pregnant when she was 15.
Rotherham abuse trial: Council staff ‘threatened to take children off woman for speaking out about abuse’
Rotherham Council ‘blackmailed’ a woman for speaking about being a victim of child sexual exploitation by threatening to take away her children, a court heard.
Sheffield Crown Court heard that one of 12 alleged victims had been told her children could be taken off her if she continued to do media interviews about her alleged experiences at the hands of defendant Arshid Hussain.
The woman, known as Girl J, told a jury that attempts were made to stop her speaking to the press by two social workers from the council.