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Four men and two women convicted over child sex grooming ring

Four men and two women have been convicted at Sheffield Crown Court of a range of offences involving the sexual exploitation of teenage girls in Rotherham. Two other defendants were cleared of all charges.

Brothers Arshid and Basharat Hussain were found guilty of multiple rapes and indecent assaults of teenage girls as part of a child sex grooming gang in Rotherham following a trial.

A third brother, Bannaras Hussain, 36, admitted 10 charges including rape, indecent assault and assault occasioning actual bodily harm at the beginning of the trial at Sheffield Crown Court.

Two women - Karen MacGregor, 58, and Shelley Davies, 40 - were found guilty of conspiracy to procure prostitutes and false imprisonment following the trial.

Qurban Ali, 53, was cleared of all the charges he faced except one of conspiracy to rape.

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

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Rotherham verdicts 'a crucial milestone for victims'

Senior investigating officer Martin Tate speaks outside court.

The Rotherham child sex exploitation verdicts are a "crucial milestone" for the victims of abuse, police have said.

Senior investigating officer Martin Tate said he was pleased those responsible had been held to account for the "systematic and organised sexual abuse of young girls".

Speaking outside Sheffield Crown Court, he said: "The verdict today marks a crucial milestone for those victims and survivors who endured years of violence and horrific sexual abuse at the hands of these vile individuals.

"I can't begin to put into words the trauma that these women experienced at such a young age."

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