Six charged on child sex investigation

Six men have been charged as part of an ongoing investigation to tackle child sexual exploitation in Rochdale.

Operation Doublet has been led by Greater Manchester Police’s Major Incident Team, assisted by the Public Protection Division and Rochdale Division. It centres upon reports of historic sexual exploitation mainly in the Rochdale area of Greater Manchester.

The charges relate to offences committed between 2004 and 2008, against three victims who were aged between 14 and 16 at the time of the abuse.

Assistant Chief Constable Rob Potts said, “This case is another that has been launched by Operation Doublet, an investigation into Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) that arose following the 2011 investigation into CSE in Rochdale”.

Mr Potts added that, “To date, 83 people have been arrested, 15 have been interviewed under caution and prosecutions have been launched against 25 people.

“These types of investigations remain incredibly complex and challenging, but at the heart of our considerations is the welfare of the victims, and we have a team of experienced and dedicated officers supporting them through the process.

“In Rochdale, the multi-agency Sunrise team has made huge strides in the investigation of CSE. In addition, Project Phoenix is a multi-agency response to CSE across the whole of Greater Manchester”.

All the men are due to appear before Bury and Rochdale Magistrates court on 21 January 2016 at 9:45am.

31-year-old, Joshim Miah, from Rochdale, has been charged with two counts of Rape and one count of Trafficking a person within the UK for Sexual Exploitation.

These charges relate to one victim.

Mohammed Sadeer, 27, from Rochdale has been charged with one count of Rape.

This charge relates to one victim.

Naheem Akhram, 39, Rochdale has been charged with one count of Rape.

This charge relates to one victim.

A man who cannot be named for legal reasons has been charged with four counts of rape.

These charges relate to two victims.

Ittefaq Yousaf, 25, from Rochdale has been charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of causing/inciting a girl to engage in sexual activity.

These charges relate to two victims.

Arfan Iqbal, 25, from Rochdale has been charged with one count of attempted Rape.

This charge relates to one victim.

TNT will update you as the trial unfolds.

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