Six men have been sentenced to a total of 81 and a half years in prison for their role in the sexual exploitation of two children in Rotherham nearly 20 years ago.
Appearing at Sheffield Crown Court today (Thursday 2 February) was 32-year-old Basharat Dad, of Eldon Road, Eastwood, Rotherham, who was sentenced to 20 years behind bars after a jury found him guilty of multiple child sexual offences last week.
His brothers Nasar Dad, 36, of Cranworth Road in Eastwood, Rotherham, and Tayab Dad, 34, of St Lawrence Road, Tinsley, Sheffield, were jailed for 14 years and six months, with one year on licence, and ten years each for their crimes.
Amjad Ali, 36, of Broad Lane, Hodthorpe, Worksop, pleaded guilty to sexual intercourse with a girl under 13 at a court hearing last year. Today he was sentenced to 11 years in prison, and one year on licence.
Also sentenced today were 40-year-old Mohammed Sadiq, who was jailed for 13 years with one year on licence, and 42-year-old Matloob Hussain, who was jailed for 13 years and one year on licence.
Speaking after the sentencing, Temporary Detective Chief Inspector Martin Tate said: "Today's hearing is the culmination of a lengthy and complex investigation into the sexual abuse and exploitation of vulnerable children in Rotherham nearly two decades ago.
"This is our third significant inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham and with the lengthy jail terms handed down to these individuals today, we have now put 18 criminals behind bars for over 280 years.
"This was a South Yorkshire Police led investigation in partnership with Rotherham Council and the Crown Prosecution Service, and I would like to thank them for their assistance with the investigation.
“Following the successes achieved, we will now continue to move forward using the learning and best practice we have acquired over the last few years, through work done with our brave victims, their families and partnership agencies, to apply this practice to future investigations.
"I'd encourage any victims and survivors out there who are yet to come forward to please get in touch or tell someone you trust. Officers and specialist support agencies are here to listen, to investigate and to bring perpetrators of this heinous crime before the courts.”
Pictured top row left to right: Tayab Dad, Nasar Dad, Basharat Dad
Bottom row left to right: Matloob Hussain, Mohammed Sadiq, Amjad Ali