Convictions for child sexual exploitation

  1. Convictions for child sexual exploitation
  2. Operation Clover 1 (February 2016)
  3. Operation Clover 2 (November 2016)
  4. Operation Thunder (January 2017)
  5. Operation Clover 2 continued – (May 2017)
  6. Current online grooming investigations
  7. Operation Stovewood (You are here)

Operation Stovewood

Operation Stovewood is the National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation into non-familial child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, between 1997 and 2013.

It is the largest ever investigation into non-recent child sexual exploitation (CSE) undertaken by law enforcement and the complexity of the investigation is unparalleled.

In the first convictions at court in November 2017 three men were sentenced for their role in the sexual exploitation of a child in Rotherham 23 years ago:

  • Riaz Makhmood, 39, Masbrough, Rotherham - 6 years and 9 months
  • Sajid Ali, 38, Masbrough, Rotherham - 7 years and 6 months
  • Zaheer Iqbal, 39, Masbrough, Rotherham - 7 years and 6 months

In the second trial, conviction and sentencing for Operation Stovewood, which happened in February 2018:

  • Asghar Bostan, 47, East Bawtry Road, Rotherham was given 9 years, after being found guilty of raping a teenage girl in the town.

In the third Operation Stovewood trial, conviction and sentencing, which happened in May 2018:

  • Tony Chapman, 42, Lindley Street, Eastwood was sentenced to 25 years for over 17 sex attacks on three young girls. He admitted 12 charges of indecently assaulting a girl under the age of 16 between February 1998 and January 1999 and he was found guilty of five offences against two separate girls including rape, assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

In the fourth trial, conviction and sentencing, which happened in May 2018:

  • Khurram Javed, 35 of Faraday Court, Rotherham was sentenced for 2 years after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl following a trial in May 2018.

More court cases will be heard later this year.

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