The men have been charged as part of the ongoing operation Sanctuary, Northumbria police’s thirteen-month investigation into child sex offences and the predominantly Pakistani heritage grooming gangs plaguing northern England.
A number of the men appeared in court today and will appear again in two weeks. The investiagation, which began when two women came forwards to police with complaints about their mistreatment has now charged a total of 31 men. The force is now investigating the cases of 12 women, some of whom are only 13 years old.
Earlier today – 25 member Muslim Child Rape Gang Arrested in Calderdale UK