Group of 31 people charged with offences including rape and trafficking

A group of 30 men and one woman are to due appear in court charged with offences including rape and trafficking with intent to engage in sexual exploitation.

The alleged offences occurred between 2005 and 2012 and relate to five girls and young women then aged between 12 and 18 in Huddersfield, West Yorks.

West Yorkshire Police said the men and one woman will appear at Kirklees Magistrates Court on September 5 and September 6 2018.

Banaras Hussain, 37, of Shipley, West Yorks., is charged with one count of rape of a female over 16.

Banaris Hussain, 35, of Huddersfield, West Yorks., is charged with one count of rape of a girl aged 13-15.

Mohammed Suhail Arif, 30, of Huddersfield, West Yorks., is charged with rape of girl aged 13-15.

Iftikar Ali, 37, of Huddersfield, West Yorks., is charged with attempted rape of girl aged 13-15 and three counts of rape of a girl aged 13-15.

Mohammed Sajjad, 31, of Huddersfield, West Yorks., is charged with four counts of rape of a female age 13-15, one rape of a girl under 13 and facilitating the commission of a child sex offence.

Fehreen Rafiq, 38, of Huddersfield, West Yorks., is charged with two counts of facilitating the commission of a child sex offence.

Umar Zaman, 30, of Huddersfield, West Yorks., is charged with two counts of rape of a female aged 13-15.

Basharat Hussain, 31, of Huddersfield, West Yorks., is charged with two counts of rape of a female aged 13-15.

Amin Ali Choli, 36, of Huddersfield, West Yorks., is charged with two counts of rape of a female over 16-years-old.

Shaqeel Hussain, 35, of Dewsbury, West Yorks., is charged with rape of a female aged 13-15 and two counts of trafficking.

Mubasher Hussain, 35, of Huddersfield, West Yorks., is charged with rape of a female aged 13-15 and sexual assault.

Abdul Majid, 34, of Huddersfield, West Yorks., is charged with two counts of rape of female aged 13-15.

Mohammed Dogar, 35, of Huddersfield, West Yorks., is charged with two counts of facilitating the commission of child sex offence.

Usman Ali, 32, of Huddersfield, West Yorks., is charged with two counts of rape of a female aged 13-15.

Mohammed Waqas Anwar, 29, of Huddersfield, West Yorks., is charged with five counts of rape of a female aged 13-15.

Gul Riaz, 42, of Huddersfield, West Yorks., is charged with rape of a female aged 13-15.

Mohammed Akram, 41, of Huddersfield, West Yorks., is charged with two counts of trafficking with a view to sexual exploitation of a female and rape of a female aged 14-15.

Manzoor Akhtar, 29, of Huddersfield, West Yorks., is charged with trafficking and three counts of rape of a female aged 13-15.

Samuel Fikru, 30, of Camden, has been charged with two counts of rape of female aged 13-15.

Twelve men, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have also been charged with numerous offences in connection with the same investigation into non-recent child sexual exploitation.

 

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