A 20-YEAR-OLD man has been given a community order for sexual offences against two girls.
Callum Worsley, of Oates Avenue in Rawmarsh, admitted two counts of sexual activity with girls under 16 at Sheffield Crown Court last Friday.
He was given a three-year community order, 100 hours of community service and a 10-year sexual harm prevention order.
Police first arrested Worsley in February. Det Sgt Jamie Henderson said: “This prosecution demonstrates South Yorkshire Police’s commitment to tackling child sexual exploitation.
“This remains a priority for us and, where we suspect child sexual exploitation, we will work to stop it by a number of means.”
He added: “Callum Worsley targeted these younger girls for his own sexual gratification.
“He has spent a considerable time on remand and, as part of his sentence, he has been given a 10-year sexual harm prevention order which will prohibit his contact with under 16s.”
Child sexual exploitation in Rotherham is now investigated by specialist detectives on a multi-agency team called Evolve.
Det Sgt Henderson urged abuse victims or their relatives to contact police, who are “now in a stronger position to identify, prevent, disrupt and prosecute” the offences.
He added: “There might be people reading this today who are being abused, who have been abused in the past or are relatives concerned for a family member.
“If this is the case, then please pick up the phone and call us on 101.
“If you don’t want to speak to police, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”
Child sex abuse victims can also access help through national helpline Say Something on 116000.