Alleged sex ring in Sheffield court

Amanda Spencer leaving Sheffield Magistrates Court
Amanda Spencer leaving Sheffield Magistrates Court
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A 22-year-old woman has appeared in court in Sheffield to deny a string of offences relating to arranging child prostitution.

Amanda Spencer appeared at Sheffield Crown Court along with three men who each denied related offences.

Spencer, whose address cannot be published, pleaded not guilty to 37 separate charges relating to child prostitution involving eight children.

She also denied trafficking within the UK for sexual exploitation.

Spencer stood in the dock wearing a blue body warmer over a white hoodie and jeans.

She was joined by Lee Unwin, Kareem Ahmed, Bashdar Hamadamin and a fourth man, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

Unwin, aged 26, denied one count of paying for the sexual services of children.

Ahmed, aged 29, denied one count of trafficking within the UK for sexual exploitation.

The man who cannot be named denied two counts of sexual assault and another of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl.

Bashdar Hamadamin, aged 26, denied one count of rape.

Another man, John McLachlan, aged 55, is charged with related offences but was not in court.

All of the defendants were given bail and the case was adjourned.

A trial date has been fixed for February 17 next year.