UK: Police Arrest 10 Members of Muslim Rape Gang In Rochdale – girls as young as 13 abused

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

Ten men have been charged as part of an investigation into child grooming and sexual exploitation in Rochdale against girls as young as 13.

The men are accused of a catalogue of serious sex offences, which include numerous charges of rape and sexual activity with a child, against seven victims between 2005 and 2013.

All 10 have been arrested under Operation Doublet, which aims to tackle child sexual exploitation by older men in Rochdale.

The operation was launched after the conviction of nine men last May for their roles in a child abuse ring which spanned Rochdale and parts of Greater Manchester.

The charges are; Shayfur Rahman, 31, of Prestwich, one count of rape; Kutab Miah, 34, of Rochdale, three counts of sexual activity and one count of rape; Rehan Ali, 26, of Manchester, 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, of Rochdale, three counts of sexual activity with a child and two counts of rape; David Law, 45, of Ilkeston, Derbyshire, three counts of conspiracy to commit rape; Mahfus Rahman, 28, three counts of rape and three counts of sexual activity with a child.

Ashfaq Yousaf, 28, has been 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, of Rochdale has been 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, of Burnley has been 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, has been 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.

Rochdale MP Simon Danczuk welcomed news of the charges.

He said: ‘I welcome today’s news that more alleged perpetrators of child abuse are being brought to justice. I have spoken to the Director of Children’s Services at Rochdale Council earlier today and have been fully briefed on the developments.’

 

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