THREE men have been charged with child sex offences as part of the investigation into historic abuse.
Asghar Bostan (47), of East Bawtry Road, Rotherham, has been charged with raping a female between 2003 and 2004.
Mohammed Yasin (36), from Lilycroft Road, Bradford, and Qaiser Iqbal (35), from Bingley Road, Bradford, were charged taking a child away from a responsible person and intentionally arranging or facilitating the travel of a female for the purposes of sexual abuse between 2004 and 2006.
All three have been released on bail and will appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on June 21.
The men have been charged as part of the National Crime Agency’s Operation Stovewood, an investigation into non-familial child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013.
To date, the NCA has arrested 15 men and charged six with offences, while nine have been interviewed and bailed pending further enquiries.
The investigation currently has 63 designated suspects and is in the process of engaging with 190 victims and survivors.
We want to continue holding local authorities to account, attending court and council meetings, as well as providing breaking news, competitions and offers – but it costs money. Online advertising does not cover costs, therefore we feel the need to ask for your help in ensuring we can provide the best possible coverage, online and in our printed products.
For as little as £1, you can support the Rotherham Advertiser – and it only takes a minute.
Click here to support local news.