8 Men Are Facing Child 'Prostitution Ring' Charges In Rochdale

Eight men have been charged after allegations of grooming and committing sexual activity with teenage girls in Rochdale.

It's part of an ongiong investigation into child sexual exploitation.

The men are among 26 men arrested over a period of several months in relation to the sexual exploitation of teenage girls by men since 2008.

They're all due before magistrates later:

Abdul Rauf, born 1/1/69, of Darley Road, Rochdale, was charged with conspiracy to commit sexual activity with girls under 16, sexual activity, paying for the sexual services of a child, trafficking a child within the UK.

Mohammed Ikhlaq, born 1/1/70, of Cloverhall Crescent, Rochdale, was charged with conspiracy to commit sexual activity with girls under 16.

Adil Khan, born 1/1/70, of Oswald Street, Rochdale, was charged with conspiracy to commit sexual activity with girls under 16, two offences of sexual activity, trafficking a child within the UK.

Liaquat Shah, born 12/6/70, of Kensington Street, Rochdale, was charged with conspiracy to commit penetrative sexual activity with girls under 16 and two counts of rape.

Mohammed Sajid, born 1/1/77, of Jepheys Street, Rochdale, was charged with conspiracy to commit sexual activity with a girl under 16, three offences of sexual activity and attempted to pay for the sexual services of a child.

Qamar Shahzad, born 14/2/82, of Tweedale Street, Freehold, was charged with conspiracy to commit sexual activity with girls under 16 and rape.

Mohammed Amin, born 16/4/67, of Falinge Road, Falinge, was charged with conspiracy to commit sexual activity with girls under 16, sexual assault and sexual activity.

Abdul Aziz, born 15/12/70, of Armstrong Hurst Close, Rochdale, was charged with
conspiracy to commit sexual activity with girls under 16, trafficking girls, rape and controlling child prostitution.

Hamid Safi, born 1/1/90, of Kensington Street, Rochdale, failed to answer bail and is now wanted by police.

Three men aged between 34 and 43, answered bail yesterday and were re-bailed to later dates.

A further five men are due to answer bail on 21 June 2011. Five men have been released without charge while three other men are not on bail. One man is now being dealt with by the UK Borders Agency.

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