Trial date set for brothers accused of raping Rotherham girls

TWO brothers will stand trial next year on charges of raping and sexually assaulting three teenage girls as young as 13.

Mark Wayne Evans (34), of Wharncliffe Hill, Rotherham, and Robert George Evans (37), of Thompson Close, Rawmarsh, face 11 charges in total for offences which are alleged to have taken place in the Rotherham area between 2006 and 2009.

The girls would have been aged between 13 and 15 at the time.

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Both men appeared before Sheffield Crown Court on Friday and were bailed to appear next at Sheffield Crown Court on November 21.

Their trial is expected to take a week and is listed to begin on March 13 next year.

They were charged as part of the National Crime Agency's Operation Stovewood, for which there are currently around 40 separate investigations running.

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