Rotherham sex gang passed girl around 100 men before she was 16

Seven men have been convicted of child sex abuse in Rotherham.

They were found guilty at Sheffield Crown Court today after the largest trial so far since the Rotherham abuse inquiry.

Among their five victims was a girl who had sex with 100 men by the time she was 16.

Another victim had to have an abortion after she became pregnant.

The abuse was reported to South Yorkshire police in 2002 by one girl but there was no prosecution.

Six of the seven men were named as Mohammed Imran Ali Akhtar, Nabeel Kurshid, Iqbal Yousaf, Tanweer Ali, Salah Ahmed El-Hakam, Asif Ali.

A seventh defendant cannot be named for legal reasons.

The seven men found guilty of rape, procuring a girl to have unlawful sex and indecent assault between 1998 and 2005.

They will be sentenced in November and were remanded in custody.

An eighth defendant, Ajmal Rafiq was acquitted of two counts of false imprisonment and indecent assault.

More to follow…