Twenty nine people facing a total of more than 170 charges relating to the sexual exploitation of 18 children will go on trial next year in three separate groups, a judge has ruled.
Twenty six men and two women appeared before a judge at Leeds Crown Court today charged with offences including rape, trafficking, sexual activity with a child, child neglect, child abduction, supplying drugs and making of indecent images of children.
The 29th defendant, who is in custody, did not appear for the hearing.
Sheffield man in group of 29 to stand trial over sexual exploitation of 18 children
A Sheffield man is among a group of 29 to stand trial over the alleged sexual exploitation of 18 children.
The accused face over 170 charges between them and will go on trial in three separate groups, a judge ruled in a court hearing yesterday.