Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Goole man in court over Rotherham sex charges

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Image caption Mr Hussain was remanded in custody at Rotherham Magistrates' Court and is due to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on 24 June

A man has appeared in court in Rotherham charged with 22 child sex offences against girls under 16.

Bannaras Hussain, 35, of Kings Road in Swinefleet was remanded in custody at Rotherham Magistrates' Court.

He is due to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on 24 June for the offences, which are alleged to have happened over a four year period from 1998 to 2002.

Mr Hussain's brother Sageer Hussain, 29, of Bridge Close in Goole, is due to appear in court on 9 July.

South Yorkshire Police said the charges were the result of Operation Clover, a joint investigation in partnership with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and the Crown Prosecution Service.

Senior Investigating Officer Martin Tate said: "This is a complex and protracted investigation with a vast amount of work still to do.

"Eleven other men remain on bail in connection with this investigation.

"I want to continue to encourage victims of all sexual crime to come forward."

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