Six men are facing jail after two young girls were held captive and raped during a campaign of sexual abuse in Rotherham.

Three brothers and three other men were convicted of crimes including rape, indecent assault and false imprisonment after the pre-teen victims were “systematically groomed”.

Basharat Dad, 32, of Eastwood, Rotherham, was found guilty of six counts of rape, five counts of indecent assault and one count of false imprisonment.

Appearing alongside him was his 36-year-old brother Nasar Dad, of Eastwood, Rotherham.

According to police, a jury found him guilty of rape, inciting indecency with a child and false imprisonment.

Their brother Tayab Dad, 34, of St Lawrence Road, Tinsley, Sheffield, was also found guilty of one count of rape.

Meanwhile, Mohammed Sadiq, 40, of Rotherham, and Matloob Hussain, 42, of Rotherham, were each found guilty of one count of sexual intercourse with a girl under 13, according to police.

The jury took just over six hours to reach its unanimous verdicts.

During the three-week trial at Sheffield Crown Court, the jurors heard evidence of sexual abuse and exploitation in the Eastwood area of Rotherham between 1999 and 2001.

Detective Chief Inspector Martin Tate, who oversaw the inquiry for South Yorkshire Police, said: “The court heard harrowing evidence from two very brave women whose childhoods were robbed by these men.

“They were targeted, systematically groomed and subjected to horrific sexual abuse while they were young vulnerable girls, on the cusp of their teenage years.

“No child should ever have to experience what these women have had to endure and I hope that today’s result offers them both some resolution after so many years of anguish.

“On behalf of the investigative team and the partnership agencies who have worked alongside us, I offer my thanks to those women for their support and courage over the last two years.

“I also extend our thanks and recognition to the victims’ families and the witnesses who have played their own vital roles in bringing this case before the court and obtaining these convictions.”

In a hearing at Sheffield Crown Court in February last year, 36-year-old Amjad Ali, of Hodthorpe, Worksop, pleaded guilty to one count of sexual intercourse with a girl under 13, according to police.

They will all be sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court on February 2.

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