Twenty five men charged with child sex offences

04/02/2015

The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised West Yorkshire Police to charge 25 men with a wide range of child sex offences.

The offences include Rape, Trafficking for the Purpose of Sexual Exploitation, Sexual Activity with a Child under 16, Sexual Assault, Voyeurism, Sexual Grooming, Conspiracy to Engage in Sexual Activity with a Child under 16, Causing a Child under 16 to Engage in Sexual Activity Without Consent and Supply of a Controlled Drug of Class B. 


The allegations are historic in nature having occurred between 2006 and 2011 and relate to, in the main, one female victim who was aged under 16 at the time. One of the allegations also relates to a second victim, which occurred during the same time period.


Helen Gaunt, Senior Crown Prosecutor, Complex Casework Unit, CPS Yorkshire and Humberside, said:


"The Crown Prosecution Service has been working closely with West Yorkshire Police in connection with this case.


"Having carefully considered all of the evidence presented to us, we have concluded that there is sufficient evidence to charge 25 men with these offences.  They  will first appear at Calderdale Magistrates Court on Thursday 12 February.


"These defendants now stand charged with serious criminal offences and have the right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings."


The men are:


HEDAR ALI, 35, of Nantwich, Cheshire. He is charged with rape (x2) and trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation (x2)
FASIL MAHMOOD, 35, of Halifax. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16 and supply of a class B Drug
ZAMEER ASIF, 24, of Halifax. He is charged with sexual activity with a child
MOHAMMED RAMZAN, 34, of Bradford. He is charged with Conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child under 16, rape and trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation.
KHALID ZAMAN, 37, of Bradford. He is charged with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child under 16, rape (x2) and supply of a class B drug
ATAF ALI, 32, of Bradford. He is charged with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child under 16 and voyeurism.
MOHAMMED FIAZ ASKAR, 32, of Bradford. He is charged with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child under 16
AESAN PERVEZ, 26, of Halifax. He is charged with sexual assault (x3)
MANSOOR AKHTAR, 23, of Huddersfield. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16 (x2) and the supply of a class B drug.
FURQAAN GHAFAR, 30, Derby. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16
AFTAB HUSSAIN, 35, of Halifax. He is charged with sexual grooming, sexual assault and sexual activity with a child under 16 (x2)
TALIB SADDIQ, 29, of Halifax. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16 (x2)
AMAAR ALI DITTA, 25, of Halifax. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16 (x2)
SIKANDER MALIK, 30, of Halifax. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16
AKBAR AZIZ HUSSAIN, 29, of Halifax. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16 and supply of a class B drug
AZEEM SUBHANI, 23, of Halifax. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16 (x2)
TAHIR MAHMOOD, 42, of Halifax. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16 (x3) and sexual assault
MOHAMMED AHMED, 41, of Halifax. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16
HAARIS AHMED, 31, of Halifax. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16 (x3) and supply of a class B drug (x3)
TAUKEER BUTT, 29, of Halifax. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16 (x4)
ARSHAD MAJID, 24, of Shipley. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16
CHRISTOPHER MULQUEEN-BENNETT, 36, of Newport (Gwent). He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16.
MUHAMMED ASIM JANJUHA, 33, of Bradford. He is charged with rape.
HAIDER ALI, 39, of Halifax. He is charged with rape, sexual activity with a child under 16 and causing a child under 16 to engage in sexual activity without consent
SIKANDER ISHAQ, 30, of Halifax. He is charged with sexual activity with a child under 16.