Nine-year prison sentence for child rapist

By Gareth Dennison | 09/02/2018

Nine-year prison sentence for child rapist
Asghar Bostan

CHILD rapist Asghar Bostan has been sentence to nine years in jail.

The 47-year-old was found guilty of two offences against a girl under 16 in Rotherham between 2000 and 2002.

The victim told the National Crime Agency that she was was given drugs and alcohol, coerced to a flat and raped on two occasions when she was 14 or 15.

Bostan, of East Bawtry Road, was sentenced on Friday afternoon after a week-long trial at Sheffield Crown Court.

Specialist prosecutor Kate Hurst, from the Crown Prosecution Service, said: “Bostan took advantage of a young girl at a time when she was vulnerable.

“Bostan was much older than the victim who was still a child and barely knew him.

“Bostan denied that he was the male she recognised as Don but evidence put forward by the CPS, including the victim’s accounts of the incidents, saw the jury find him guilty.

“I would like to pay tribute to the victim who came forward and bravely supported this prosecution.”

This was the second trial under Operation Stovewood, the NCA’s investigation into child sex abuse in Rotherham between 1997 and 2003.

To date, 35 people have been arrested, of which 18 have been charged and three convicted. Officers have identified more than 100 suspects and are working with more than 260 victims.

Senior Investigating Officer Paul Williamson said: “Our investigations are complex and challenging, but I am sure today’s conviction will give other victims the confidence to know they will be listened to.

“Working with South Yorkshire Police, Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and the many other partners we are engaged with, we will not stop in our endeavours to get justice for the victims and survivors who have shown great courage and dignity in coming forward.”

 


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