A MAN has gone on trial accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl 14 years ago.
Arshid Hussain (42) denies forcing the girl to give him oral sex in his car in Rotherham town centre between January and April 2003 when he was 27.
Hussain was not at the opening of the trial this morning (Tuesday) at Sheffield Crown Court.
Judge Sarah Wright told the jury Hussain was not present for “health reasons” and she had “allowed him to be absent”.
Mr Peter Hampton, prosecuting, said Hussain and his brother Basharat had been introduced to the girl in 2003 by their then 17-year-old brother, Sageer Hussain.