Sheffield & South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire child sexual exploitation accused in court

A woman has appeared in court accused of 41 offences related to child sexual exploitation in South Yorkshire.

Amanda Spencer, 22, from Rotherham, appeared at Sheffield Magistrates' Court, along with five men from Sheffield facing charges including trafficking a child and rape.

They were released on bail to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on 4 July.

South Yorkshire Police said the six were charged two weeks ago following an 18-month long investigation.

Ms Spencer's 41 charges include inciting or causing a child to become a prostitute and arranging or facilitating a child sexual offence.

John McLachlan, 65, of Firth Park; and Lee Unwin, 26, of Nethergreen Road; have been charged with paying for the sexual services of a child.

Kareem Ahmed, 29, of Manor Park, has been charged with trafficking a child for the purposes of sexual exploitation, while Bashdar Hamadamin, 26, of Burngreave, has been charged with rape.

Another man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, faces three charges including sexual assault and sexual activity with children.

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