Rotherham abuse: NCA rape trial due to start today delayed

By David Parker | 12/03/2018

Rotherham abuse: NCA rape trial due to start today delayed

THE latest crown court trial connected to the National Crime Agency’s investigation into historical abuse in Rotherham has been delayed.

Khuram Javed (35), of Faraday Court, Clifton, was due to stand trial today (Monday) at Sheffield Crown Court on one count of rape, two counts of sexual assault and one count of arranging or facilitating the travel of another person with a view to exploitation between 2008 and 2014.

Javed was charged by the NCA as part of its independent investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013, dubbed Operation Stovewood.

Judge Roger Thomas adjourned the trial until May 21 due to a late submission of evidence.

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