Three more charged in major Rotherham child sexual exploitation investigation

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Three more people have been charged as part of a major investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.

The two men and one woman have been charged as part of Operation Clover.

They include Majid Ali Bostan, 37, the brother of fellow accused Sajid Bostan, who has already been charged in relation to the same investigation.

Majid Bostan has been charged with indecent assault.

Qurban Ali, 52, has been charged with indecent assault, rape and procuring a child to have unlawful sexual intercourse with another.

Karen MacGregor, 58, has been charged with conspiring to procure a child to become a common prostitute and unlawful imprisonment.

MacGregor and Ali are also jointly charged with conspiracy to rape.

The offences involving the three new suspects are said to have occurred between 1993 and 1995.

They have been bailed to appear before Rotherham Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, July 7.

Arshid Hussain, 40, who has previously been charged with 45 offences relating to child sexual exploitation in Rotherham, has also been jointly charged with conspiracy to rape.

Sajid Bostan will next appear at Sheffield Crown Court on Thursday, July 9 after appearing in Magistrates’ Court last week.

He has been charged with 11 offences, including unlawful sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 13, indecent assault and buggery.

As part of the same investigation, two of Hussain’s brothers have been charged - Bannaras Hussain, 35, with 22 offences and Sageer Hussain, 29, with four counts of rape of a girl under 16.