Further arrest for child sexual exploitation

A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of raping a girl under the age of 13 in Rotherham in 2001.

The man, from north Nottinghamshire, was arrested this morning (Wednesday 10 June) and is currently being interviewed by detectives.

He has been arrested as part of Operation Clover, a joint investigation by South Yorkshire Police in partnership with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and the Crown Prosecution Service.

It is one of a number of non-recent child sexual exploitation investigations in Rotherham and South Yorkshire Police continues to work in partnership with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and the Crown Prosecution Service.

Two other men have been charged and summoned to court this week as part of Operation Clover. Bannaras Hussain, 35, of Bridge Close, Goole, was charged with 22 child sexual exploitation offences and his brother, Sageer Hussain, 29, of the same address, was summoned to court for four counts of rape in 2003 of a girl under 16.

Anyone with concerns about child sexual exploitation should contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 in an emergency.

You can also report child sexual exploitation online through the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.