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 

Total sentence: 21.75 years in prison 

More court cases will be heard in 2018.

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