Five men and one woman charged with child sexual exploitation offences


The Crown Prosecution Service in Yorkshire and Humberside has authorised South Yorkshire Police (on 4 June 2013) to charge five men and one woman with offences relating to child sexual exploitation

Helen Gaunt, Senior Crown Prosecutor from the CPS Complex Casework Unit, said:

"I have authorised South Yorkshire Police to charge Lee Unwin, John McLachlan, Kareem Ahmed, Bashdar Hamadamin and a fifth man with various sexual offences. Lee Unwin will face one count of intentionally obtaining the sexual services of a child, John MacLachlan two counts. Kareen Ahmed will face one count of arranging or facilitating travel for the commission of a sexual offence, Bashdar Hamadamin will face one count of rape and a fifth man will face three counts of sexual assault.

"I have also authorised police to charge Amanda Spencer with 41 offences relating to the sexual exploitation of nine girls and young women aged between 12 and 20. The 41 offences date between 2006 and 2010 and include arranging or facilitating a child sexual offence, inciting or causing a child to become a prostitute, inciting or causing an adult to become a prostitute, and arranging or facilitating the prostitution of a child.

"These decisions were taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors and the CPS Interim Guidelines on Prosecuting Cases of Child Sexual Abuse. We have determined that there is sufficient evidence for a realistic prospect of conviction and that these charges are in the public interest.

"All will appear before Sheffield Magistrates' Court on 18 June 2013."