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Rotherham grooming gang leader Arshid Hussain guilty of further abuse

Arshid Hussain Image copyright South Yorkshire Police
Image caption Arshid Hussain was sentenced to seven years in jail to be served concurrently to 35-year jail term imposed in 2016

The ringleader of a grooming gang who raped and abused teenage girls in Rotherham has been found guilty of assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

Arshid Hussain, 42, was convicted at Sheffield Crown Court of goading the girl into performing a sex act in 2003.

Hussain, formerly of Goole, is already serving a 35-year term after he was convicted of 23 counts of abuse.

He was jailed for seven years for the latest offence, which will run concurrent to the previous sentence.

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During his trial jurors heard how Hussain had "persuaded and cajoled" the girl to perform the sex act while in his car.

The court heard the girl was also abused by Hussain's brothers Sageer and Basharat and a number of other men.

Sageer and Basharat were both jailed for abusing the girl in November 2016.

Prosecutor Peter Hampton said the ordeal the girl had suffered at the hands of the Hussains and their accomplices had changed her from a "normal happy child to one who was distant and secretive".

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