NINE men have gone on trial today — across two separate cases — accused of nearly 40 historic child sexual exploitation offences against six girls in Rotherham.
The charges are part of the National Crime Agency’s investigation into historic CSE in the town — dubbed Operation Stovewood — between 1997 and 2013.
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EIGHT men on trial for sexually abusing schoolgirls in Rotherham made their victims feel that “sex was the price they had to pay for friendship”.
Mohammed Imran Akhtar, Nabeel Kurshid, Iqlak Yousaf, Tanweer Ali, Ajmal Rafiq, Salah El-Hakam, Asif Ali and another defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, went on trial today at Sheffield Crown Court, charged with 28 offences against five girls between 1998 and 2005.
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