Officers from the National Crime Agency’s Operation Stovewood revealed that a 57-year-old man has been charged with 17 counts of sexual assault of four teenage girls in the 1990s.
On June 22, the offender will appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court accused of rape, indecent assault, false imprisonment, and assault causing real bodily injury.
The alleged crimes were conducted between 1996 and 1999 against four female victims ranging in age from 15 to 19 at the time.
The UK’s single biggest law enforcement investigation into non-familial child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham is Operation Stovewood.
More than 40 individual investigations are currently underway under the Stovewood banner, involving almost 200 police.
“We remain focused on seeking justice for and providing support to victims, who remain our first priority,” stated National Crime Agency Investigating Officer Philip Marshall.
“Our investigations in Rotherham continue, and I’d urge anyone who believes they may have been a victim between 1997 and 2013, or who might have information that might assist us, to contact us.”
Up to now, 20 individuals have been convicted of Stovewood-related offences.
The courts have imposed jail terms of almost 250 years.