Ringleader of Rotherham child sexual abuse gang jailed for 35 years
Judge praises ‘immeasurable courage’ of victims as three brothers are jailed for between 19 and 35 years for leading exploitation of girls
The three brothers at the head of the Rotherham grooming ring have been sentenced respectively to 35 years, 25 years and 19 years in prison for crimes that caused “unimaginable harm” to vulnerable young girls.
There were gasps of “yes” from the public gallery when the ringleader, Arshid Hussain, was told he was going to be jailed for 35 years for 23 serious child sexual exploitation crimes from 1987 to 2003.
His brother Basharat was jailed for 25 years and the third brother, Bannaras, who pleaded guilty to 10 offences, was sentenced to 19 years.
The Hussains and three others sentenced at Sheffield crown court for their part in targeting, brutalising and sexually abusing 15 young girls over the 16-year period had caused “unimaginable harm” to their victims, to their families and the Rotherham community, said the judge Sarah Wright.
Rotherham grooming gang sentenced to combined 103 years in prison for rape and sex abuse of girls
A gang who groomed, raped, prostituted and abused teenage girls in Rotherham have been handed combined prison sentences of more than 100 years.
The ringleader, Arshid Hussain, was jailed at Sheffield Crown Court alongside three other men and two women for their role in a ring of offenders in the Yorkshire town.
Arshid was imprisoned for 35 years, while his brothers Basharat Hussain, 39, and Bannaras Hussain, 36, were handed 25 years and 19 years respectively.
Their uncle Qurban Ali, 53, was jailed for 10 years. Karen MacGregor, a 58-year-old accomplice, was given 13 years while Shelley Davis, 40, will serve an 18-month suspended sentence.