Child sex abuse trial: ‘Police officer was having sex with girls’


From the Rotherham Advertiser

A POLICE officer – who was told of the sexual abuse of children in Rotherham by an alleged victim – was also having sex with young girls, a court has heard. The witness, giving evidence at Sheffield Crown Court today, said she told the officer – who she named as Det Con Kenneth Dawes – about the abuse.

She also claimed DC Dawes would have sex with the girls and pass drugs on to “Ash.” The woman (36) said: “He (DC Dawes) wrote it down in a book and said he would get back to me, but never did.”

Michelle Colborne QC, prosecuting, asked how the woman knew DC Dawes.

She answered: “He used to come to the houses where we were. He used to have sex with girls and he used to take drugs from people and pass them on to Ash.” The woman did not clarify which Ash she was referring to.

The jury has heard over the past three days that the woman was allegedly raped, sexually assaulted and beaten up by Arshid Hussain and his co-defendants Sajid and Majid Bostan and Qurban Ali. The woman said the abuse began when she was 11 and put into care.

The jury will hear this afternoon from the fourth alleged victim.

All defendants deny all the charges against them. The trial continues

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