Man charged with child sexual exploitation offences - Oxford

24/03/2016

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge a man with child sexual exploitation offences, including rape, in Oxford.

Azad Miah, aged 37, of Riverside Court, Oxford, was charged yesterday, Wednesday, 23 March 2016, with rape of a girl aged 13-15, conspiracy to rape a girl aged 13-15, trafficking a person for sexual exploitation, and arrange/facilitate the sexual exploitation of a child aged 13-17.

The charges are in connection with offences, which allegedly occurred in Oxford between 11 November 2005 and 28 March 2007.

Adrian Foster, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a file was forwarded to us to consider whether any criminal charges could be brought against Azad Miah.

"Having carefully reviewed all of the available evidence, Thames and Chiltern CPS authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge Azad Miah with rape of a girl aged 13-15, conspiracy to rape a girl aged 13-15, trafficking a person for sexual exploitation, and arrange/facilitate the sexual exploitation of a child aged 13-17.

"The charges are in connection with offences, which allegedly occurred in Oxford between 11 November 2005 and 28 March 2007.

"The decision to charge was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."

Miah has been remanded in police custody to appear at Oxford Magistrates' Court today, Thursday, 24 March 2016.

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