A MAN has been charged with rape and sexual assault as part of the National Crime Agency’s investigation into historic child abuse in Rotherham - dubbed Operation Stovewood.
Darren Hyett (54), of Broom Chase, Rotherham, has been charged with three counts of raping a female under 16, two counts of raping a female over 16, two counts of sexual assault against a female under 16 and the trafficking of persons for sexual exploitation.
The offences are alleged to have taken place between 2004 and 2007 against one girl.
Hyett also faces one charge of perverting the course of justice.
He has been released on bail until his next hearing on November 2, 2017, at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court.
Operation Stovewood is the NCA’s investigation into non-familial child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham between 1997-2013.
To date, a total of 26 men have been arrested and Hyett is the ninth to be charged.
The investigation currently has more than 80 identified suspects and is in the process of engaging with more than 200 victims and survivors.