Twenty-three men, including two from Oldham, appeared at Bradford Magistrates’ Court throughout the month of September, 2022 facing a range of charges of historic sexual offences, all relating to one female complainant who was said to be between 13 and 17 years old at the time.
A twenty-fourth, Omar Taj, 35, of Bradford, appeared before the same court on 6th October, 2022 and was charged with the rape of a girl aged 13-15.
Syed Shabir, 39, and Khazer Hussain, 41, both from Oldham, have been charged with conspiracy to rape and false imprisonment.
Most of the rest of those charged are from Bradford. All the alleged offences are said by West Yorkshire Police to have taken place between 2007 and 2011.
Mohammed Nadeem Ali, 38, Aftab Ahmed, 33, Shazad Khadam 38, Asif Budhia 39, Hannan Miah 37, of Manchester, and Syed Hassan Basharat, 33, of Keighley, have all been charged with multiple rapes of the single female victim.
Jameel Ahmed, 32, and Brian Davis, 53, have been charged with rape and conspiracy to rape.
Burhan Uddin Ali, 36, and Abdul Basith 40, have been charged with multiple rapes and conspiracy to rape.
Shahinul Haq, 35, Yousaf Bhatti, 36, and Anwar Aziz, 32, were charged with rape and the arrangement/facilitation of the prostitution of a child.
Ashfaq Ahmed, 34, from Halifax, Amjad Hussain, 36, of Keighley, and Abbas Hussain, 41, were charged with with multiple rapes and arranging and facilitating the prostitution of a child aged 13-17.
Khalid Parvez, 63, from Leeds, was also charged with arranging and facilitating the prostitution of a child aged 13-17.
Three men, Muhammad Yasir, 36, Mussadaq Hussain, 37, and Pasquale Massimo, 40, were charged with rape.
Ibrahim Ali, 35, faces a charge of engaging in sexual activity with a girl aged 13-15.
All those charged will appear in court again in due course for pleas to be taken and their cases to be managed through the criminal justice system.
West Yorkshire Police says the latest charges and court appearances have resulted from its ongoing investigation into non-recent child sex offences in the city.
At present these are allegations and a presumption of innocence must apply, despite the inevitable adverse and often prejudicial social media commentary that such cases attract.
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