Rotherham child abuse gang leader wanted IVF
The leader of the Rotherham sex-grooming gang has asked about fertility treatment despite making several children pregnant and fathering up to 18 babies.
Arshid Hussain’s wish to expand his family was disclosed in court as he tried to avoid justice for a brutal decade-long campaign of sexual abuse against young teenagers. Many of his victims had abortions.
Hussain, 40, with his brothers Basharat, 39, and Bannaras, 36, will be sentenced today for almost 50 offences against 14 girls in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, including multiple rapes and indecent assaults, buggery, abduction and false imprisonment.
The criminal inquiry that led to their prosecution was launched in August 2013 after The Times revealed that police and social services held detailed intelligence of the elder brother’s offending from the late 1990s to 2003 but had failed to act on it.