Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 30 September 2014

Nine charged in child sex probe

Earlier this year nine Asian men were convicted of the systematic grooming and sexual abuse of white girls in Heywood and Rochdale

Nine men have been charged following an investigation into child sexual exploitation, police say.

The charges relate to offences committed separately against one teenage girl in the Rochdale area by different men between 2008 and 2009, Greater Manchester Police said.

Earlier this year nine Asian men were convicted of the systematic grooming and sexual abuse of white girls in Heywood and Rochdale. The trial resulted in a national debate over the role of gangs of largely Asian men in grooming white girls.

Police said Freddy Kendakumana, 26, of Illminster, Rochdale, has been charged with three counts of rape, attempted rape and four counts of sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates' Court on November 7.

Roheez Khan, 26, of Ashfield Road, Rochdale, has been charged with 10 counts of sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates' Court on November 8. Chola Chansa, 32, of Illminster, Rochdale, has been charged with two counts of sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates' Court on November 9.

Ali Asghar Hussain Shah, 39, of Lyefield Walk, Rochdale, has been charged with sexual activity and inciting sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates' Court on November 22.

Anjam Masood, 30, of Marne Crescent, Rochdale, has been charged with sexual activity and inciting sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates' Court on November 21. Asrar Haider, 38, of Chamber House Drive, Castleton, Rochdale, has been charged with sexual activity and inciting sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates' Court on November 21.

Abdul Huk, 36, of Ouldfield Close, Rochdale, has been charged with sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates' Court on November 23.

Mohammed Rafiq, 31, of Allington, Freehold, Rochdale, has been charged with sexual activity and inciting sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates' Court on December 5.

Mohammed Ali, 27, of Exbury, Rochdale, has been charged with sexual activity with a child under 16. He has been bailed to appear at Bury Magistrates' Court on December 6.

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