Woman guilty of child prostitution offences in South Yorkshire

Amanda Spencer. Ross Parry.
Amanda Spencer. Ross Parry.
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A woman who befriended a pool of vulnerable young girls in Sheffield and prostituted them out to men in exchange for cash, drugs and alcohol has been found guilty of 14 child prostitution offences by a jury.

Mum-of-one Amanda Spencer, aged 23, deliberately targeted her victims - many of whom were in care or homeless - and made friends with them before plying them with drugs and alcohol and selling them for sex.

Spencer, of Canklow Road, Canklow, Rotherham, has 38 child sex trafficking and prostitution offences but was today found guilty today of 14 after a nine week trial at Sheffield Crown Court.

She has been found guilty of 12 counts of arranging child prostitution and cleared of one.

Spencer was also found guilty of two counts of inciting child prostitution.

Jurors are still deliberating on the other counts.

A 68-year-old Sheffield man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has been found guilty of two counts of indecent assault.

Verdicts have not yet been delivered in relation to any of the other defendants - Kareem Ahmed, aged 20 of Manor Park Centre, Manor; Bashdar Hamadamin, 26, of Rock Street, Burngreave and Lee Unwin, aged 27, of Nethergreen Road, Nethergreen

A sixth defendant, John McLachlan, died during the course of the trial.