UPDATE: Rotherham sexual exploitation suspect remanded

Published 20 August 2015:

A man put before court this morning (Thursday 20 August) in connection with a string of sexual exploitation offences in Rotherham has been remanded.

Basharat Hussain, 38, was arrested by South Yorkshire Police officers at Manchester airport on Wednesday (19 August) on suspicion of 15 offences, which are alleged to have occurred between 1996 and 2001.

Hussain, of no fixed address, was apprehended after a warrant for his arrest was granted by Sheffield Magistrates' Court.

He is accused of: gross indecency towards a child, inciting a child to commit gross indecency, procuring a female to have sex with a man, indecent assault, rape, false imprisonment and procuring a female to become a prostitute.

Rotherham magistrates remanded Hussain into custody. He will next appear at Sheffield Crown Court on Monday 7 September.

The arrest was made as part of Operation Clover, a South Yorkshire Police investigation in partnership with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and the Crown Prosecution Service.

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

You can also report child sexual exploitation online through the National Crime Agency’s Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (CEOP).

 

Published 19 August 2015:

A 38-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a string of non-recent sexual exploitation offences in Rotherham.

Basharat Hussain was arrested by South Yorkshire Police officers at Manchester airport today (Wednesday 19 August) on suspicion of 15 charges, which are alleged to have occurred between 1996 and 2001.

Hussain, of no fixed address, was apprehended after a warrant for his arrest was granted by Sheffield Magistrates' Court.

He is in police custody and will appear at the next available opportunity at Rotherham Magistrates' Court, which is likely to be tomorrow (Thursday 20 August).

The suspect is charged with: gross indecency towards a child, inciting a child to commit gross indecency, procuring a female to have sex with a man, indecent assault, rape, false imprisonment and procuring a female to become a prostitute.

The arrest was made as part of Operation Clover, a South Yorkshire Police investigation in partnership with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and the Crown Prosecution Service.

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

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