Twelve men to stand trial over child sex abuse in Rotherham.

That’s twelve MORE men to stand trial. From local Rotherham newspaper The Star

Twelve men from Rotherham and Sheffield are to go on trial accused of child sex offences including rape. The men, aged between 33 and 38, are accused of 44 offences including rape, indecent assault, supplying controlled drugs and false imprisonment. They were arrested and charged as part of the National Crime Agency’s ‘Operation Stovewood,’ which is looking into allegations of child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013. A total of 21 men have been charged with over 94 child sexual abuse offences as part of the operation.

Amjal Rafiq, 38, of Warwick Street, has been charged with false imprisonment and indecent assault.

Nabeel Kurshid, 34, also of Warwick Street, and Iqlak Yousaf, 33, of Tooker Road, each face two allegations of rape and one of indecent assault.

Mohammed Imran Ali Akhtar, 36, from East Road, Tanweer Ali, 36, from Godstone Road, Aftab Hussain, 38, from York Road, and Abid Saddiq, 36, from Walter Street, each face a string of accusations including indecent assault.

Sharaz Hussain, 33, from Fitzwilliam Road, is charged with one count of indecent assault.

Salah Ahmed El-Hakam, 38, from Tudor Close, Sheffield faces one count of rape.

All 12 men will appear at Sheffield Magistrates Court on October 24.