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Rotherham abuse trial: Jury out to consider verdicts

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Image caption Seven people are on trial at Sheffield Crown Court in connection with the alleged sexual exploitation of children in Rotherham

Jurors in a trial of seven people facing a range of child grooming offences in Rotherham have retired to consider their verdicts.

The five men and two women are charged with more than 60 offences in total against 12 girls between November 1987 and March 2003.

All seven deny the charges against them. Arshid Hussain, 40, denies 28 charges, including five counts of rape.

They have been on trial at Sheffield Crown Court since December.

Defendants on trial:

Arshid Hussain, 40, High Street, East Cowick, Goole, faces 28 charges, including five counts of rape.

Qurban Ali, 53, Clough Road, Rotherham, faces four charges, including rape and conspiracy to rape.

Majid Bostan, 37, Ledsham Road, Rotherham faces one charge of indecent assault.

Sajid Bostan, 38, Broom Avenue, Rotherham faces seven charges, including four counts of rape,.

Basharat Hussain, 39, of no fixed abode, faces 15 charges including two counts of rape.

Karen MacGregor, 58, Barnsley Road, Wath, South Yorkshire, faces four charges, including conspiracy to rape.

Shelley Davies, 40, Wainwright Road, Kimberworth Park, Rotherham, faces two charges, including false imprisonment.

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