OPERATION STOVEWOOD: Man denies historic Rotherham child sex offences


A ROTHERHAM man has denied two counts of historic sex abuse against a 13-year-old girl.

David Derek Hunter, 63, today appeared at Sheffield Crown Court where he faced one count of indecent assault and another of engaging in sexual activity with the child.

He pleaded not guilty to both charges alleged to have taken place in 2003 and 2004.

Hunter was charged as part of Operation Stovewood, an investigation by the National Crime Agency into child sexual exploitation and abuse in Rotherham between 1997 and 2013.

Twenty people have been convicted of child sex offences in the town, resulting in prison sentences totalling around 250 years.

Hunter's case was adjourned with a trial due to take place next year.