Rotherham sex-grooming brothers jailed for a total of 79 years
Three sex-grooming brothers who were said by victims to have “ruled Rotherham” for a decade until their violent and degrading campaign of child abuse was exposed by The Times were today jailed for a total of 79 years.
A judge told Arshid, Basharat and Bannaras Hussain that their “appalling catalogue” of crimes caused harm of “unimaginable proportions” to 14 young girls who showed “immeasurable courage” by reliving their years of abuse in court.
“The impact of your offending on the victims, their families and the wider community has been devastating,” Judge Sarah Wright said.
“Their childhood and adolescence can never be reclaimed. They will continue to suffer throughout their lives as a result of your actions.
“Each in your own way perpetrated or facilitated the sexual abuse of these young girls.