Rotherham man banned from contact with girls over sex offence concerns

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A Rotherham man who police believe poses a risk to children has been banned from having any contact with girls.

Fesal Aslam, aged 26, from Ferham, was served with the order at Rotherham Magistrates’ Court after South Yorkshire Police gathered information suggesting that Aslam was engaging in ‘potentially harmful behaviour that put young people at risk’.

He has not been convicted of offending, but police chiefs believe him to be a risk to girls.

Sexual Harm Prevention Orders are granted to protect the public, or individuals.

Superintendent Paul McCurry said: “I am pleased that we have been able to secure another court order of this nature, which further demonstrates our active commitment to safeguarding children.

“Measures like this are another tool at our disposal to prevent individuals committing offences and to provide us with a way of monitoring behaviour and restricting activity.

“Sometimes we may receive information about an individual that unfortunately may not be enough to arrest them. This legislation gives us additional powers that means we can enforce certain restrictions, even if we are unable to bring criminal charges.”