TWELVE men arrested as part of an investigation into child sexual abuse in Rotherham due to appear in court today charged with 44 offences including rape, indecent assault, supplying drugs and false imprisonment.
They are (all addresses are Rotherham unless stated): 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), of Leyland, Lancashire; Waseem Khaliq (33), of Wetherby; and Masaeud Malik (33).
The charges, brought as part of the National Crime Agency’s Operation Stovewood, relate to the alleged sexual abuse of eight girls under the age of 16, over a five-year period from 1998 to 2003.
Twelve charged over Rotherham child sex abuse investigation sent to Crown Court
TWELVE men accused of 44 offences in connection with an investigation into child sexual abuse in Rotherham will appear before the Crown Court in December.
The charges include rape and indecent assault of girls under 16, supplying drugs and false imprisonment.
12 Asian men arrested in the wake of the Rotherham scandal face 45 sex offence charges against underage girls between 1998 and 2003
- Dozen suspects were all arrested as part of Operation Stovewood in Rotherham
- The majority of the defendants came to Sheffield court with faces covered
- Men accused of rape, indecent assault, supply of drugs and false imprisonment
- Charges relate to sexual abuse of eight girls under 16 between 1998 to 2003
The charges are as follows:
Abid Saddiq: four counts of rape of a girl aged under 16; five of indecent assault of a girl aged under 16.
Mohammed Ashen: two counts each of rape and indecent assault.
Imran Akhtar: four counts of indecent assault and one each of supplying a Class B drug, rape of a girl aged under 16, aiding and abetting rape of a girl aged under 16, sexual touching of a girl aged 13 or over, and procuring a female under 21 for unlawful sexual intercourse.
Tanweer Ali: two counts each of rape and indecent assault, plus one of false imprisonment.
Aftab Hussain: three counts of rape; two of indecent assault of a girl aged under 16; one of detaining a child to keep her from a person having lawful control.
Ajmal Rafiq: indecent assault of a girl aged under 16 and false imprisonment.
Nabeel Kurshid and Ilqak Yousef are both accused of two rapes and one indecent assault.
Salah Ahmed El-Hakam, Sharaz Hussain and Waseem Khaliq each face one count of rape.
Masaeud Malik is accused of indecent assault of a girl aged under 16.