Eight men sentenced to 96 years in Rotherham abuse case

Eight men who sexually abused three teenage girls in Rotherham between 1999 and 2003 have been sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court for a total of 96 years. The men were convicted of a total of sixteen charges after a month-long trial. The judge said their victims had been “targeted, sexualised and subjected to degrading and violent acts”. One victim said she and her family had been forced to move to escape the abuse. Sageer Hussain, said to be the ringleader, was described by Judge Sarah Wright as having run a “campaign of violent rape” against a vulnerable 13-year-old. After the verdict DCI Martin Tate spoke to the press. Simon Thake reports for Sheffield Live!