TWELVE men are due to appear in court charged with 44 child sex offences including rape, indecent assault, supplying drugs and false imprisonment.
They are (all addresses are Rotherham unless stated): Amjal Rafiq (38) and Nabeel Kurshid (34), of Warwick Street; Iqlak Yousaf (33) of Tooker Road; Mohammed Imran Ali Akhtar (36) of East Road; Tanweer Ali (36), of Godstone Road; Aftab Hussain (38), of York Road; Abid Saddiq (36), of Walter Street; Sharaz Hussain (33), of Fitzwilliam Road, Eastwood; and Salah Ahmed El-Hakam (38), of Tudor Close, Sheffield; Mohammed Ashan (33), Masaeud Malik (33) and Waseem Khaliq (33).
Twelve men to stand trial over child sex abuse in Rotherham
Twelve men from Rotherham and Sheffield are to go on trial accused of child sex offences including rape. The men, aged between 33 and 38, are accused of 44 offences including rape, indecent assault, supplying controlled drugs and false imprisonment.
They were arrested and charged as part of the National Crime Agency’s ‘Operation Stovewood,’ which is looking into allegations of child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013. A total of 21 men have been charged with over 94 child sexual abuse offences as part of the operation.
Twelve charged with Rotherham child sexual abuse offences
Twelve men have been charged in connection with the sexual abuse of eight young girls in Rotherham.
The men, aged between 33 and 38, have been charged with a total of 44 offences, including rape, indecent assault, and false imprisonment.
They are due to appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on 24 October.
The men, all from South Yorkshire, have been charged as part of the National Crime Agency’s investigation into historical child abuse in Rotherham.
Twelve more men ‘who raped eight girls under 16’ are charged in new probe into Asian sex gangs in Rotherham
- National Crime Agency set up investigation into activities in the Yorkshire town
- They have now arrested 12 more men, taking the total charged in the probe to 21
- The latest men charged with offences will appear before magistrates this month
Twelve more men have been charged as part of a huge investigation into historical child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.
The men, aged between 33 and 38 and mostly from Rotherham, face accusations of rape and indecent assault and bring the number charged under the probe into sex gangs in the Yorkshire town to 21.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) said the most recent charges related to eight girls under the age of 16, over a five year period from 1998 to 2003.
Rotherham inquiry: 12 charged with child abuse offences
Men aged between 33 and 38 charged with a total of 44 offences alleged to have taken place from 1998 to 2003
Twelve men from the Rotherham area are due to appear in court charged with 44 child sexual abuse offences, police have said.
The men, aged between 33 and 38, were arrested as part of the National Crime Agency’s Operation Stovewood, an investigation into non-familial child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, between 1997 and 2013.
The charges relate to the alleged sexual abuse of eight girls under the age of 16 between 1998 and 2003. The men will appear at Sheffield magistrates court on 24 October.
The senior investigating officer, Paul Williamson, said a total of 21 men had now been charged with more than 94 child sexual abuse offences as part of Operation Stovewood, and he expected that number to increase as more complainants came forward.
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