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Three Masbrough men in court on Rotherham child sex abuse charges

Sheffield Magistrates' Court Image copyright Chris Downer/Geograph
Image caption The three men were charged as part of the National Crime Agency's Operation Stovewood

Three men charged as part of an investigation into child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham have appeared in court.

Sajid Ali, 37, Zaheer Iqbal, 39, and Riaz Makhmood, 38, from Masbrough, appeared at Sheffield Magistrates' Court charged with a total of 14 counts of indecent assault.

The offences are alleged to have taken place between June 1994 and June 1995.

They were released on bail to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on 6 February.

Mr Ali is charged with six counts of indecent assault, Mr Iqbal faces five charges and Mr Makhmood faces three.

The men were the first to be charged under the National Crime Agency Operation Stovewood, which is looking into allegations of sexual abuse in the town.

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