Men Charged With Abusing Rochdale Teens

Men Charged With Abusing Rochdale Teens

Ten men have been charged as part of an investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rochdale.

The suspects were arrested after police launched an operation in May 2012 targeting older men accused of sexually exploiting teenage girls in the town and other areas of Greater Manchester.

Nine of the men are Asian. They are accused of serious sex offences against seven victims, at least one of whom was 13 at the time of the offences alleged to have taken place between 2005 and 2013.

Assistant Chief Constable Ian Wiggett of Greater Manchester Police said: "Operation Doublet is an investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rochdale and across other areas of Greater Manchester.

"The majority of the offences were committed between 2003 and 2013 and focus on reports that teenage girls were sexually exploited by older men.

"So far, 65 people have been arrested as part of Operation Doublet and the investigation continues.

"This is an extremely complex and challenging investigation which started in May 2012. The investigation will continue over the coming months and further arrests are anticipated."

Police in Greater Manchester recently faced criticism over their handling of child abuse cases.

A report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) accused the force of significant delays in the investigation of child protection cases and of adopting an inconsistent approach to child sexual exploitation policing.

The men have been bailed to appear at either Bury or Tameside Magistrates' Court later this week.

The suspects are:

Shayfur Rahman, 31, Prestwich, charged with one count of rape.

Kutab Miah, 34, Rochdale, charged with three counts of sexual activity and one count of rape.

Rehan Ali, 26, Manchester, charged with one count of rape, three counts of sexual activity with a child when the offender was over 18 and three counts of sexual activity with a child when the offender was between 15 and 17.

Iklaq Choudhry Hussain, 37, Rochdale, charged with three counts of sexual activity with a child and two counts of rape.

David Law, 45, Derbyshire, charged with three counts of conspiracy to commit rape.

Mahfus Rahman, 28, of HMP Garth, charged with three counts of rape and three counts of sexual activity with a child.

Ashfaq Yousaf, 28, of HMP Forest Bank, charged with one count of aiding and abetting rape against one victim. He has also been charged with one count of rape against a further victim.

Afraz Ahmed, 32, Rochdale, charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit rape and one count of rape against one victim. He also faces two counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, relating to offences against to girls. He has also been charged with one count of rape against a further victim.

Mohammed Davood, 37, Burnley, charged with one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm against one victim. He has also been charged with three counts of rape, one count of sexual activity with a child and one count of sexual assault against a further victim.

Mohammed Miah, 39, of HMP Moorland, charged with three counts of sexual activity and one count of rape against one victim. He has also been charged with one count of rape against a further victim.

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