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2 April 2012, 17:21
After police launched a massive investigation into the sexual exploitation of young girls in Stockport, four men from Manchester have today been charged with rape.
24 year old Shahab Uddin and 26 year old Giash Uddin, both from Bostock Walk in Cholton-on-Medlock have been charged with rape.
19 year old Scott Jackson and 22 year old Robert Jackson, both from Bramwell Drive in Chorlton-on-Medlock have been charged with rape.
All are due to appear at Manchester Magistrates Court on 8 May 2012.
A 25-year-old man who was arrested on suspicion of trafficking within the UK for the purposes of sexual exploitation and rape, remains on police bail.
This follows an investigation into reports of a number of rapes that happened between 2009 and 2011, when the two victims were aged 14 and 15.
Seventeen people who were also arrested and bailed as part of this operation have had their bail cancelled.
Detective Chief Inspector Peter Marsh from GMP?s Serious Crime Division said: "This has been a protracted and complicated inquiry. We have carried out this investigation in close co-operation with Stockport Children?s Services and the Crown Prosecution Service and as a result four people have been charged."