Rotherham inquiry: 12 Islamist rape gang members charged with child abuse offences

Twelve men from the Rotherham area are due to appear in court charged with 44 child sexual abuse offences, police have said.

The men, aged between 33 and 38, were arrested as part of the National Crime Agency’s Operation Stovewood, an investigation into non-familial child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, between 1997 and 2013.

The 12 men are: Amjal Rafiq, 38; Nabeel Kurshid, 34; Iqlak Yousaf, 33; Mohammed Imran Ali Akhtar, 36; Tanweer Ali, 36; Aftab Hussain, 38; Abid Saddiq, 36; Sharaz Hussain, 33; and Salah Ahmed El-Hakam, 38, who have been charged with a total of 39 offences, and Mohammed Ashan, 33; Masaeud Malik, 33; and Waseem Khaliq, 33.

  • BillyHW

    Such a broad strata of society.

    • Gary

      Reminds me of the Press release by Toronto’s Police Chief Blair that was held in a Mosque while surrounded by muslims to assure us that the Toronto-18 muslims terrorists from a Mississauga Mosque had NOTHING to do with islam or being muslims.
      It all makes sense for why Chief Blair was an islamophile because his job was a springboard to become an MP as a Liberal and NOT to enforce Canada’s laws on Muslims.

      Don’t forget that Chief Blair went after Rob Ford for alleged illegal drug use and wanted to arrest him retroactively while Blair was tough of pro-Life groups but didn’t do squat about the naked males in the PRIDE parade of the 2 pro-hamas groups in it for almost 6 years in a row.
      But ask yourself why it is that Chief Blair knew that George Smithermen and Justin Trudeau confessed in the Media to supporting the illegal drug trade by using illegal drugs of which George used the really hard drugs …..but did nothing to these 2 Liberals . Bill Blair is now buddies with a Pot head PM , the CBC has gone quiet over it when THEY were also obsessed with hounding Rob Ford about drug use.

  • marty_p

    Looks like a group photo of the Toronto Star’s target audience.

  • chayisun

    Gee, not a Tom Smith amongst them. Hmmmm, something seems to point to a certain demographic group. Can’t figure it out. Further investigation required.

  • Frances

    Is this the Guardian that’s finally reporting? I thought their line was that all Islam was peaceful and good.