Child sex abuse figures ‘truly staggering’, says Rotherham MP

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A Rotherham MP has described new figures revealing that 3,234 offenders were jailed for child sex offences last year as ‘truly staggering’. But Sarah Champion said the Home Office figures for 2017 ‘only tell part of the story’. Of the offenders jailed, 20 … Continue reading

Child sex abuse trial: Defendant denies Ulley Country Park abduction

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A MAN accused of abducting a girl and sexually abusing her in a country park 16 years ago has told a jury the complainant “was lying then and is lying now”. The defendant – who cannot be named for legal … Continue reading

Child sex abuse trial defendant denies “bully” claims

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A MAN accused of raping a girl in Sherwood Forest has denied a claim that he would “bully girls into doing what he wanted”. Nabeel Kurshid (38, pictured), of Weetwood Road, Rotherham, is on trial at Sheffield Crown Court facing … Continue reading

Child sex abuse trial: Defendant “thought girls were over 16”

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A MAN accused of sexually abusing three girls told a court he had sexual intercourse with them – but he never thought they were younger than 16. Mohammed Imran Akhtar (37), of Godstone Road, Rotherham, is on trial at Sheffield … Continue reading

CSE trial: Former detective gives evidence about 2002 rape claims

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A RETIRED detective who investigated allegations of rape and abduction made 16 years ago by a schoolgirl has given evidence at the trial of two men who are now charged with offences against her. Salah Ahmed El-Hakam and a defendant, … Continue reading

CSE trial: Barristers claim rape accused men ‘wrongly identified’

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BARRISTERS defending two men accused of rape have claimed the alleged victim has wrongly identified the pair. Nabeel Kurshid (34), of Weetwood Road, Rotherham, and Iqlak Yousaf (34), of Tooker Road, Rotherham, are accused of raping the girl between 2002 … Continue reading

Jurors hear ‘secret recording’ of suspected rapist targeting alleged victim

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A WOMAN who says she was sexually exploited as a teenager told a court she was “scared” when her alleged abuser confronted her in the street and followed her home years later. The 31-year-old told Sheffield Crown Court that Mohammed … Continue reading