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Named: 31 Charged With Sex Offences Against Children as Young as 12

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Thirty men and one woman have been charged with sexual offences in Huddersfield, including the rape and trafficking of girls as young as 12.

Police said the alleged offences took place in the Yorkshire market town between 2005 and 2012 against five women, who were aged between 12 and 18 years old at the time.

They are set to appear at Kirklees Magistrates Court on September 5 and 6 charged with offences including rape, sexual assault and trafficking with a view to sexual exploitation.

All of the accused are aged between 29 and 42. Twelve of those charged cannot be named for legal reasons, according to the Huddersfield Daily Examiner.

West Yorkshire Police said in a statement: “Detectives in Kirklees have charged 31 people with numerous offences including rape and trafficking with intent to engage in sexual exploitation.

“The allegations against the defendants are non-recent sexual offences, having occurred between 2005 and 2012 and relate to five women.

“The offences were committed against them as children in the Huddersfield area and are alleged to have taken place while the women were aged between 12 and 18-years-old.

“The 30 men and one woman will appear at Kirklees Magistrates Court on 5 and 6 September 2018.”

The defendants and charges named so far are:

  • Banaras Hussain, 37, of Shipley, is charged with one count of rape of a female over 16.
  • Banaris Hussain, 35, of Huddersfield, is charged with one count of rape of a girl aged 13 – 15.
  • Mohammed Suhail Arif, 30, of Huddersfield, is charged with rape of girl aged 13-15.
  • Iftikar Ali, 37, of Huddersfield, 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, 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, she is charged with two counts of facilitating the commission of a child sex offence.
  • Umar Zaman, 30, of Huddersfield, is charged with two counts of rape of a female aged 13-15.
  • Basharat Hussain, 31, of Huddersfield, is charged with two counts of rape of a female aged 13-15.
  • Amin Ali Choli, 36, of Huddersfield, is charged with two counts of rape of a female over 16-years-old.
  • Shaqeel Hussain, 35, of Dewsbury, is charged with rape of a female aged 13-15 and two counts of trafficking.
  • Mubasher Hussain, 35, of Huddersfield, is charged with rape of a female aged 13-15 and sexual assault.
  • Abdul Majid, 34, of Huddersfield, is charged with two counts of rape of female aged 13-15.
  • Mohammed Dogar, 35, of Huddersfield, is charged with two counts of facilitating the commission of child sex offence.
  • Usman Ali, 32, of Huddersfield, is charged with two counts of rape of a female aged 13-15.
  • Mohammed Waqas Anwar, 29, of Huddersfield, is charged with five counts of rape of a female aged 13-15.
  • Gul Riaz, 42, of Huddersfield, is charged with rape of a female aged 13-15.
  • Mohammed Akram, 41, of Huddersfield, 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, 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.

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