Rotherham gang found guilty of 21 child sex offences


Matloob Hussain, Mohammed Maneer Sadiq, and brothers Basharat, Nasser and Tayab Dad, have been convicted of 21 non-recent child sex offences at Sheffield Crown Court today. They will be sentenced on 2 February.

The charges date back to the late 1990s and early 2000s in Rotherham and involve two young victims; one of whom was 12 years old and the other 13 to 14 at the time.

Reviewing lawyer Mark Langan from the CPS Yorkshire and Humberside Complex Casework Unit said: "These men have been found guilty of a catalogue of vile sex offences against two young girls. The girls were targeted by these men  because they were na´ve and vulnerable. They were given alcohol and cannabis and intimidated into performing sexual acts. On one occasion one of the young girls was locked alone in a flat for hours without food, water or electricity.

"These young girls were subjected to the most appalling abuse at the hands of these men. They have both shown extraordinary courage in coming forward and enabling us to work with South Yorkshire Police to build a strong prosecution case which resulted in the jury returning guilty verdicts on 21 out of 23 charges. I hope this is of some comfort to their victims, and our thoughts remain with them both."


  • MATLOOB HUSSAIN (15/01/1975)  1x sexual intercourse with a girl under 13
  • MOHAMMED MANEER SADIQ (14/2/1976) 1x sexual intercourse with a girl under 13
  • BASHARAT DAD (27/8/1984) 6x rape, 2x sexual intercourse with a girl under 13, 5x indecent assault, 1x false imprisonment (jointly with Nasser Dad)
  • NASSER DAD (14/04/1980) 1x False imprisonment (jointly with Basharat Dad), 1 x rape, 1 x sexual assault and 1 x inciting indecency with a child. He was acquitted of one charge of rape and one charge of inciting indecency with a child.
  • TAYAB DAD (22/3/1982)  1 x rape.