13.4.17

27 men, 2 women accused of child trafficking, rape and sex abuse of 11yr olds

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A group of 27 men and two women have appeared in court today accused of more than 170 charges relating to the rape, sexual exploitation and neglect of 18 children over seven years.

The majority of the defendants arrived and left Kirklees Magistrates' Court with their faces covered and were all escorted by police amid protests outside.

The 27 men are accused of committing historic sex, trafficking and exploitation offences against 18 girls aged between 11 and 17 between 2004 and 2011.


Amere Singh Dhaliwal, 34, of Huddersfield, is accused of 21 counts of rape and 30 other charges including racially aggravated assault and inciting a child into prostitution.

The majority of the other men are accused of similar offences including rape, sexual assault, trafficking, sexual exploitation, having or making indecent images of children or the supply of a noxious substance.

Naveeda Habib, 38, and Shahnaz Malik, 55, are the only female defendants in the case and are accused of child neglect.

District Judge Michael Fanning told the defendants: 'Each of you faces charges that can only be dealt with by a crown court.

To those allowed to leave the court he said: 'You are on bail and must attend court, failure to do so will result in you being placed in custody'.

Today's hearing was split into three to deal with the number of defendants.

Outside court there were protests including former English Defence League leader Tommy Robinson, who confronted many of the men and women.

More than 20 police were on duty outside.

The defendants, who are mainly from Huddersfield but also include men from Dudley, Sheffield, Bradford, Manchester, and Dewsbury, appeared in groups of up to ten during a lengthy court sitting on Wednesday.

Mansoor Akhtar, 25, and Amere Singh Dhaliwal, 34, were remanded in custody. The rest of the defendants were released on bail to appear at Leeds Crown Court next month.

West Yorkshire Police said last month that the 29 arrests were carried out following an investigation which began in late 2013.

HUGE LIST OF DEFENDANTS AND CATALOGUE OF ALLEGED CRIMES

Amere Singh Dhaliwal, 34, of Huddersfield is charged with 54 offences. He is charged with 21 counts of rape, 14 counts of trafficking, as well as inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, sexual assault, sexual touching, possession of indecent images of a child, racially aggravated assault and inciting a child into prostitution.

Raj Singh Barsran, 33, of Huddersfield. He is charged with sexual touching and rape.

Abdul Rehman, 29, of Sheffield. He is charged with rape, trafficking, supplying drugs, supply of a controlled substance with intent to engage in sexual activity and sexual touching.

Nasarat Hussain, 28, of Huddersfield. He is charged with three counts of rape, attempted rape and inciting a female to engage in sexual activity.

Irfan Ahmed, 32, of Huddersfield. He is charged with six counts of trafficking, sexual assault, making indecent images of a child and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

Zubair Ahmed, 30, of Huddersfield. He is charged with rape and possession of extreme pornography.

Mohammed Riswan Aslam, 29, of Dewsbury. He is charged with two counts of rape.

Mohammed Kammer, 32, of Huddersfield. He is charged with two counts of rape.

Mohammad Nahman, 31, of Huddersfield. He is charged with trafficking, sexual assault, and two counts of rape.

Hamzha Ali Saleem, 37, of Old Trafford, Greater Manchester. He is charged with three counts of trafficking.

Zahid Hassan, 28, of Huddersfield. He is charged with eight counts of rape, five counts of trafficking, racially aggravated assault, supplying drugs, inciting a child into sexual activity, child abduction and attempted rape.

Mohammad Azeem, 31, of Bradford. He is charged with three counts of rape.

Sajid Hussain, 32, of Huddersfield. He is charged with three counts of rape, facilitating the commission of sexual activity on a child and inciting a child into sexual activity.

Mansoor Akhtar, 25, of Huddersfield. He is charged with rape, attempted rape and two counts of trafficking.

Mohammed Asaf Akram, 31, of Huddersfield. He is charged with seven counts of rape, three counts of trafficking, child abduction, supplying drugs, sexual assault and making threats to kill.

Zulwarnain Dogar, 29, of Huddersfield. He is charged with sexual touching and trafficking.

Manzoor Hassan, 37, of Huddersfield. He is charged with supply of a noxious substance with intent to injure, annoy or aggrieve a female, supply of Class A drugs and inciting a child into prostitution.

Mohammad Ifraz, 28, of Huddersfield. He is charged with trafficking a female within the UK with a view to her sexual exploitation, rape, false imprisonment, child abduction, taking indecent images of a child and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

Wiqas Mahmud, 36, of Huddersfield. He is charged with three counts of rape.

Faisal Nadeem, 30, of Huddersfield. He is charged with supplying drugs, rape and possession of extreme pornography.

Niaz Ahmed, 53, of Huddersfield. He is charged with inciting a child into sexual activity and sexual assault.

Asif Bashir, 32, of Huddersfield. He is charged with four counts of rape and attempted rape.

Mohammad Imran Ibrar, 32, of Huddersfield. He is charged with trafficking, facilitating the commission of sexual activity on a child, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, supplying drugs.

Aleem Javaid, 27, of Huddersfield. He is charged with rape and supplying drugs.

Mohammed Saqib Raheel, 30, of Dudley. He is charged with trafficking and child abduction.

Usman Khalid, 29, of Huddersfield. He is charged with sexual assault, child abduction and sexual touching.

Everton La Bastide, 50, of Huddersfield. He is charged with two counts of sexual assault.

Shahnaz Akhtar Malik, 55, of Huddersfield. She is charged with one count of child neglect.

Naveeda Habib, 38, of Huddersfield. She is charged with one count of child neglect.

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