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 Street; Iqlak Yousaf (33) of Tooker Road; Mohammed Imran Ali Akhtar (36) of East Road; Tanweer Ali (36), of Godstone Road; Aftab Hussain (38), of York Road; Abid Saddiq (36), of Walter Street; Sharaz Hussain (33), of Fitzwilliam Road, Eastwood; and Salah Ahmed El-Hakam (38), of Tudor Close, Sheffield; Mohammed Ashan (33), Masaeud Malik (33) and Waseem Khaliq (33).
The charges, brought as part of the National Crime Agency's Operation Stovewood, relate to the alleged sexual abuse of eight girls under the age of 16, over a five-year period from 1998 to 2003.
All 12 men will appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on October 24.
Senior Investigating Officer, Paul Williamson said: “We have now charged 21 men with over 94 child sexual abuse offences and expect this number to increase.”
Operation Stovewood is the NCA’s investigation into non-familial child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013.