UPDATE: Child sexual exploitation suspect remanded into custody

A man charged with a string of child sexual exploitation offences has been remanded into custody following an appearance at court this morning (Wednesday 10 June).

Bannaras Hussain, of Bridge Close, Goole, was yesterday charged with 22 offences allegedly committed against a girl under the age of 16 between 1998 and 2002.

He has appeared at court and was remanded until his next appearance at Sheffield Crown Court on 24th June.

Hussain was charged 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 between 1990 and 2003.

Hussain stands accused of three counts of rape, four counts of aiding and abetting rape, nine counts of indecent assault, two counts of assault and four counts of procuring a woman for prostitution.

His brother Sageer Hussain, 29, of the same address, has been summoned to court for four counts of rape of a girl under 16 in 2003. He will appear Rotherham Magistrates Court on 9 July.

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.