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Police Detectives have charged 30 men and one female for offences including Rape and trafficking of five children who were aged between 12 and 18 years old.

The offences are alleged to have taken place between 2005 and 2012 and the offenders are due to appear before Kirklees Magistrates on 5th and 6th September 2018.

Twelve of the 30* charged men have not been named for legal reasons, however, the police have charged them with “numerous offences in connection with the same investigation”.

The persons accused who are currently named include:

• Banaras Hussain 37, of Shipley, charged with one count of rape of a female over 16

• Banaris Hussain, 35, of Huddersfield, charged with one count of rape of a girl aged 13-15

• Mohammed Suhail Arif, 30, of Huddersfield, charged with rape of girl aged 13-15

• Iftikar Ali, 37, of Huddersfield, charged with attempted rape of girl aged 13-15 and three counts of rape of a girl aged 13-15

• Mohammed Sajjad, 31, of Huddersfield, charged with four counts of rape of a female age 13-15, one rape of a girl under 13 and facilitating the commission of a child sex offence

• Fehreen Rafiq, 38, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of facilitating the commission of a child sex offence

• Umar Zaman, 30, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of rape of a female aged 13-15

• Basharat Hussain, 31, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of rape of a female aged 13-15

• Amin Ali Choli, 36, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of rape of a female over 16-years-old

• Shaqeel Hussain, 35, of Dewsbury, charged with rape of a female aged 13-15 and two counts of trafficking

• Mubasher Hussain, 35, of Huddersfield, charged with rape of a female aged 13-15 and sexual assault

• Abdul Majid, 34, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of rape of female aged 13-15

• Mohammed Dogar, 35, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of facilitating the commission of child sex offence

• Usman Ali, 32, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of rape of a female aged 13-15

• Mohammed Waqas Anwar, 29, of Huddersfield, charged with five counts of rape of a female aged 13-15

• Gul Riaz, 42, of Huddersfield, charged with rape of a female aged 13-15

• Mohammed Akram, 41, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of trafficking with a view to sexual exploitation of a female and rape of a female aged 14-15

• Manzoor Akhtar, 29, of Huddersfield, charged with trafficking and three counts of rape of a female aged 13-15

• Samuel Fikru, 30, of Camden, charged with two counts of rape of a female aged 13-15

Trafficking offences can and do take place within the UK, as well as between individual countries. For example, a perpetrator in the UK can be arrested for trafficking offences, if they have moved a person from one street to another, through the use of threats/ intimidation, causing fear to that person for the purposes of sexual exploitation. It is a real issue.

Here at Ramsdens Solicitors we have a team of expert legal specialists, who are experienced in helping clients to access the legal options available to them and to seek justice for the abuse suffered. If any issues within this article have affected you or a loved one please contact the abuse team on 0113 8871834 for a chat in total confidence. Alternatively, you can text LAW to 67777 or make an enquiry using the enquiry form and we will be in touch when it is convenient for you.

* Names as appeared in national press.