Teenage son of Rotherham child abuser handed curfew for intimidating child sex abuse victim

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A Rotherham teenager charged with witness intimidation over a child sex exploitation case in the town has been handed a community order.

Kaleem Ali, aged 18, of Clough Road, Masborough, appeared at Rotherham Magistrates Court charged with witness intimidation and was found guilty last month.

The court heard Ali approached a child sex exploitation victim in Rotherham in March 2015.

Ali’s father, Qurban Ali, was jailed for the sexual abuse of 15 young girls in the town.

Kaleem ali was today sentenced to a 12 month community order with a curfew between 7pm and 7am for 12 weeks, and was also eletronically tagged.

He was also handed a restraining order against him having contact with the victim, now a young woman, for three years, and must pay £360 costs.

Detective Constable Carly Booth, investigating officer, said: “I really hope this successful conviction offers further reassurance to victims that we take offences of this nature incredibly seriously.

“Trying to scare or intimidate witnesses will absolutely not be tolerated and we will do whatever we can to bring these individuals before the courts.”