Rotherham abuse trial: Jury retires to consider verdicts
A jury has started considering its verdicts in the trial of seven people accused of playing roles in a Rotherham child grooming ring.
The jury was sent out on Wednesday morning in the case, which started in early December.
Five men and two women deny dozens of charges in relation to allegations of historic child sexual exploitation offences relating to 12 now-adult women from the Rotherham area.
While the majority of the allegations relate to the town, some of the offences are said to have occurred in Sheffield, with other allegations relating to Blackpool and London.
Read on… http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/rotherham-abuse-trial-jury-retires-to-consider-verdicts-1-7736328
Rotherham abuse trial: Jury out to consider verdicts
Jurors in a trial of seven people facing a range of child grooming offences in Rotherham have retired to consider their verdicts.
The five men and two women are charged with more than 60 offences in total against 12 girls over a period of 10 years.
All seven deny the charges against them. Arshid Hussain, 40, denies 28 charges, including five counts of rape.
They have been on trial at Sheffield Crown Court since December.
Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-35594180
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