Rotherham Abuse Trial: Six Guilty of Child Sex Offences

South Yorkshire Police

Three men and two woman have been found guilty of multiple sexual offences against girls in the town of Rotherham, with another man having already pleaded guilty.

Another two were cleared of all charges.

The violent drug-dealing gang led by brothers Arshid, Basharat and Bannaras Hussain — known as Mad Ash, Bash and Bono — had been charged with a total of 51 indictments, with over 70 offences between them.

They include rape, sexual assault, abduction, false imprisonment and procuring a woman under 21 to become a prostitute.

Arshid Hussain, 40, was found guilty of more than 20 counts, including rape, indecent assault, false imprisonment and aiding and abetting rape.

Basharat Hussain, 39, was found guilty of 15 counts, including indecent assault, indecency with a child and threatening to kill the brother of a victim.

The third brother, Bannaras, 36, pleaded guilty to 10 offences including rape, indecent assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm before the trial started.

The brothers’ uncle, Qurban Ali, 53, was cleared of all charges except one of conspiracy to rape.

Karen MacGregor, 58, was also convicted of four offences, including false imprisonment and conspiracy to rape. She lured two of the victims to her house before forcing them into sexual relations with the men.

Shelley Davies, 40, who lived with MacGregor at the time, was also found guilty of false imprisonment and procuring one of the victims to become a prostitute.

Brothers Majid Bostan, 37 and Sajid Bostan, 38, were cleared of all charges.

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