Published On: Thu, Feb 5th, 2015 on 3:17 pm

25 men charged with child sex offences, including rape and assault

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Police in Calderdale have charged 25 men from Halifax, Bradford, Huddersfield, Derby, Newport and Cheshire, for child sexual offences including rape and trafficking.

The men, mainly from the town of Halifax, have been charged with offences including Rape, Trafficking for the Purpose 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 Controlled Drug of Class B.

“The allegations are historic in nature”

A statement from West Yorkshire Police read: “The allegations are historic in nature having occurred between 2006 and 2011 and relate to 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 are: Fasil Mahmood, 35, of Halifax; Zameer Asif, 24, of Halifax; Mohammed Ramzan, 34, of Bradford; Khalid Zaman, 37, of Bradford; Ataf Ali, 32, of Bradford; Mohammed Fiaz Askar, 32, of Bradford; Aesan Pervez, 26, of Halifax; Mansoor Akhtar, 23, of Huddersfield; Furqaan Ghafar, 30, Derby; Aftab Hussain, 35, of Halifax; Talib Saddiq, 29, of Halifax; Amaar Ali Ditta, 25, of Halifax; Sikander Malik, 30, of Halifax; Akbar Aziz Hussain, 29, of Halifax; Azeem Subhani, 23, of Halifax; Tahir Mahmood, 42, of Halifax; Mohammed Ahmed, 41, of Halifax; Haaris Ahmed, 31, of Halifax; Taukeer Butt, 29, of Halifax; Arshad Majid, 24, of Shipley; Christopher Mulqeen-Bennett, 36, of Newport, Gwent; Muhammed Asim Janjuha, 33, of Bradford; Haider Ali, 39, of Halifax; Sikander Ishaq, 30, of Halifax; and Hedar Ali, 35, of Nantwich.

All men have been released on police bail and are due to appear at Calderdale Magistrates Court on 12 February.

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  1. R.Coates says:

    Charge them accordingly then deport them!!

  2. Scott Macaulay says:

    Oh good, they have been given court dates. Phew. Justice has been served. Have the police found any connection between the suspects?

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