Council leader’s “no hiding place for abusers” pledge

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ROTHERHAM council Leader Cllr Chris Read welcomed the jail sentences given to three child sex abusers and said they showed there was “no hiding place” for people who groom and sexually abuse children. The Masbrough men — Riaz Makhmood (39), of … Continue reading

Abuse survivor’s “bravery” praised as three are jailed for 15 offences

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THE senior officer in the team which prosecuted three men for indecently assaulting a young girl in a Rotherham graveyard and car park has praised their victim for her bravery in coming forward. Paul Williamson, senior investigating officer of the … Continue reading

Child abuser shouts “no justice” as he begins prison term

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Child abuser shouts “no justice” as he begins prison term ONE of three child abusers shouted “no justice” as he was jailed for sexually abusing a 13-year-old girl more than 20 years ago. The Masbrough men — Riaz Makhmood (39), … Continue reading

Three Masbrough men guilty of historic child sex offences

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THREE men have been found guilty of 15 sex offences against a 13 year-old girl more than 20 years ago. The Masbrough men – Riaz Makhmood (39), of Falding Street, Sajid Ali (38), of James Street, and Zaheer Iqbal (39), … Continue reading

Looks like CSE in Rotherham has been going on over 40 years?

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Thought yourself and readers might like this tweet and article. Looks like CSE in Rotherham has been going on over 40 years? Replying to a tweet on Twitter Rotherham Adertiser reporter Adele Forrest tweeted this article which she says is … Continue reading

Twelve in court facing 44 charges in Rotherham child sex abuse investigation

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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 … Continue reading

Grooming gangs ‘are abusing girls across the country’, victims and investigators warn

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Call for action comes as Bradford records 62 per cent rise in the number of referrals to its specialist child sexual exploitation service Grooming gangs across the country are repeating the horrific abuse exposed in Rotherham, Rochdale, Oxford and most recently Newcastle, victims and … Continue reading

Rotherham abuse: 12 men charged with 44 child sex offences

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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 … Continue reading

Rotherham Council leader: ‘The town has come a long way since abuse scandal’

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THE last few weeks have been another reminder about how difficult it is to talk about child abuse and child protection, and how important that conversation still is three years on from the publication of the Jay Report into child … Continue reading

Sarah Champion: Rotherham MP defends her grooming gangs comments

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ROTHERHAM MP Sarah Champion has warned that the “floppy left” is afraid of speaking out on issues such as sex grooming gangs for fear of being branded racist. The former Shadow Women and Equalities Secretary was forced to quit her … Continue reading