25-Man Grooming Gang Charged With Sexual Offences Relating to Just One Under-Aged Girl

The men, who have now all been bailed and will appear at Calderdale Magistrates Court next week have been charged as part of an investigation into ‘historic’ child sex abuse.

The shocking list of crimes the men are accused of committing with a girl under the age of sixteen include rape, trafficking for the purposes of sexual exploitation, sexual activity with a child under 16, sexual assault, voyeurism, sexual grooming, conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child under 16, causing a child under 16 to engage in sexual activity without consent and supply of a Class B drug, reports the Halifax Courier.

A police statement said of the abuse: “They relate to, in the main, one female victim who was aged under 16 at the time.

“One of the allegations also relates to a second victim, which occurred during the same time period”.

The men standing accused are:

HEDAR ALI, 35, of Nantwich, Cheshire. He is charged with rape (x2) and trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation (x2)

FASIL MAHMOOD, 35, of Halifax. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16 and supply of a class B Drug

ZAMEER ASIF, 24, of Halifax. He is charged with sexual activity with a child

MOHAMMED RAMZAN, 34, of Bradford. He is charged with Conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child under 16, rape and trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation.

KHALID ZAMAN, 37, of Bradford. He is charged with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child under 16, rape (x2) and supply of a class B drug

ATAF ALI, 32, of Bradford. He is charged with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child under 16 and voyeurism.

MOHAMMED FIAZ ASKAR, 32, of Bradford. He is charged with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child under 16

AESAN PERVEZ, 26, of Halifax. He is charged with sexual assault (x3)

MANSOOR AKHTAR, 23, of Huddersfield. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16 (x2) and the supply of a class B drug.

FURQAAN GHAFAR, 30, Derby. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16

AFTAB HUSSAIN, 35, of Halifax. He is charged with sexual grooming, sexual assault and sexual activity with a child under 16 (x2)

TALIB SADDIQ, 29, of Halifax. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16 (x2)

AMAAR ALI DITTA, 25, of Halifax. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16 (x2)

SIKANDER MALIK, 30, of Halifax. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16

AKBAR AZIZ HUSSAIN, 29, of Halifax. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16 and supply of a class B drug

AZEEM SUBHANI, 23, of Halifax. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16 (x2)

TAHIR MAHMOOD, 42, of Halifax. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16 (x3) and sexual assault

MOHAMMED AHMED, 41, of Halifax. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16

HAARIS AHMED, 31, of Halifax. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16 (x3) and supply of a class B drug (x3)

TAUKEER BUTT, 29, of Halifax. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16 (x4)

ARSHAD MAJID, 24, of Shipley. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16

CHRISTOPHER MULQUEEN-BENNETT, 36, of Newport (Gwent). He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16.

MUHAMMED ASIM JANJUHA, 33, of Bradford. He is charged with rape.

HAIDER ALI, 39, of Halifax. He is charged with rape, sexual activity with a child under 16 and causing a child under 16 to engage in sexual activity without consent

SIKANDER ISHAQ, 30, of Halifax. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16.

The Press Association Contributed to This Report.