Man charged with child sexual offences - Maidenhead

02/12/2014

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge a man with 16 sexual offences against children.

Mohammed Abdul Kadir, aged 32, of no fixed abode was charged as follows:

  • two charges of rape of a child under 13 years
  • two charges of attempted rape of a child under 13 years
  • two charges of assault by penetration of a child under 13 years
  • six charges of sexual assault by touching a child under 13 years
  • two charges of causing a child under 13 to engage in penetrative sexual activity and
  • two charges of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child under 13.

He was arrested in France on 30 October 2014, under a European Arrest Warrant (EAW), and extradited to the UK yesterday, Monday, 01 December 2014.

The charges relate to offences allegedly committed against two girls, aged eight and 10, between May 2012 and May 2014 at a residential address in the Maidenhead area.

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 Mohammed Kadir.

"Having carefully reviewed all of the available evidence, Thames and Chiltern CPS authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge the man with 16 sexual offences.

"The charges relate to offences allegedly committed against two girls, aged eight and 10, between May 2012 and May 2014 at a residential address in the Maidenhead area.

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

Kadir was remanded in custody to appear at Slough Magistrates' Court today, Tuesday, 02 December 2014.

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