UPDATE: Man charged with 45 Rotherham child sex abuse offences including indecent assault and false imprisonment

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A 40-year-old man has been charged with 45 offences relating to child sex abuse in Rotherham.

South Yorkshire Police has charged Arshid Hussain with a list of offences in connection with its ongoing investigation into the Rotherham child sex exploitation scandal.

Hussain, 40, of High Street, East Cowick, Goole, has been charged with a string of offences including indecent assault, unlawful sexual intercourse and unlawful imprisonment.

He’s also been charged with causing a child to be removed from their parent, assault, and procuring of a female to have sexual intercourse.

The charges against Arshid Hussain are:

- 16 x indecent assault

- 5 x procuring of a female to have sexual intercourse

- 6 x unlawful sexual intercourse

- 2 x buggary

- 4 x causing a child to be removed from parent

- 5 x procuring a female to become common prostitute

- 2 x assault

- 1 x unlawful imprisonment

- 4 x procuring another to have sexual intercourse

Hussain has been bailed to appear before Rotherham Magistrates Court on 25June 2015 at 2pm.

He has been charged as part of Operation Clover, a joint investigation by South Yorkshire Police in partnership with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and the Crown Prosecution Service.

It is one of a number of non-recent child sexual exploitation investigations in Rotherham and South Yorkshire Police continues to work in partnership with Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council and the Crown Prosecution Service.

Last year, it was revealed that at least 1,400 girls had been abused in the town between 1997 and 2013.

The scandal resulted in mass resignations since Professor Alexis Jay’s independent report in August 2014.

It revealed how at least 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham by gangs of men, who were predominantly of Pakistani origin, between 1997 and 2013.

It said girls as young as 11 were raped by “large numbers of male perpetrators” and revealed “collective failures” of political, police and social care leadership.

Earlier this week another man was arrested on suspicion of raping a girl under 13 in Rotherham has been bailed.

The 37-year-old, from north Nottinghamshire, was quizzed on suspicion of attacking the girl in 2001.

He was arrested as part of Operation Clover, aninvestigation by police , Rotherham Council and the CPS.

Two other men have been charged and summoned to court.

Bannaras Hussain, 35, of Bridge Close, Goole, was charged with 22 child sexual exploitation offences and his brother, Sageer Hussain, 29, of the same address, was charged with four counts of rape in 2003 of a girl under 16.

Anyone with concerns about child sexual exploitation should contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Always call 999 in an emergency.

You can also report child sexual exploitation online through the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.