Further charges brought against Rotherham child sexual exploitation suspect

Detectives from Operation Clover, a South Yorkshire Police investigation in partnership with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and the Crown Prosecution Service, have charged a 39-year-old man with further child sexual exploitation offences.

Basharat Hussain, who is currently on remand at HMP Doncaster, has been charged today (Friday 18 September) with a further two counts of indecent assault, three counts of threats to kill and two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

He will appear before Rotherham Magistrates’ Court on Monday 21 September.

The offences are alleged to have taken place in Rotherham between March 2000 and March 2003.

Basharat Hussain is on remand already charged with 15 offences and is one of eight defendants charged with over 100 offences relating to child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.

They will next appear before Sheffield Crown Court is on Tuesday 13 October.

Anyone with concerns about child sexual exploitation should contact the police on 101 or the national helpline Say Something on 116 000. Always call 999 in an emergency.

There is a dedicated 24-hour confidential helpline for victims of sexual exploitation in Rotherham, run by the national charity NSPCC. They can be contacted on 0800 7319256 or emailed via rotherhamcsesupport@nspcc.org.uk