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UK Child Trafficking Bust: 31 Arrested, Grooming Gang Members Named

British police take down major child sex slavery ring in Huddersfield

 on 16th August 2018 @ 12.00pm
police in huddersfield  uk charged 31 people in connection to the child trafficking ring © press
Police in Huddersfield, UK charged 31 people in connection to the child trafficking ring

British police have arrested 31 people in connection with a major child trafficking operation in the UK.

One woman and thirty men have been charged with offenses linked to child sexual exploitation in Huddersfield, England.

The gang has been charged with grooming, raping, and trafficking girls as young as 12-years-old.

West Yorkshire Police has publically named the majority of the child sex ring, including details of their individual charges (see below).

police conducted a series of raids and arrested 31 people connected to child trafficking © press
Police conducted a series of raids and arrested 31 people connected to child trafficking

BBC reports: The offenses relate to five women when they were aged between 12 and 18, and are alleged to have taken place between 2005 and 2012.

Charges those accused are facing include rape, trafficking, and sexual assault.

Twelve men, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been charged with "numerous offenses in connection with the same investigation," police said.

The accused are due at Kirklees Magistrates' Court on 5 and 6 September.

the child trafficking gang is due to appear at kirklees magistrates court © press
The child trafficking gang is due to appear at Kirklees Magistrates Court

West Yorkshire Police said the accused who can be named are:

Banaras Hussain 37, of Shipley, charged with one count of rape of a female over 16

Banaris Hussain, 35, of Huddersfield, charged with one count of rape of a girl aged 13-15

Mohammed Suhail Arif, 30, of Huddersfield, charged with rape of girl aged 13-15

Iftikar Ali, 37, of Huddersfield, charged with attempted rape of a girl aged 13-15 and three counts of rape of a girl aged 13-15

Mohammed Sajjad, 31, of Huddersfield, charged with four counts of rape of a female age 13-15, one rape of a girl under 13 and facilitating the commission of a child sex offense

Fehreen Rafiq, 38, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of facilitating the commission of a child sex offense

Umar Zaman, 30, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of rape of a female aged 13-15

Basharat Hussain, 31, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of rape of a female aged 13-15

Amin Ali Choli, 36, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of rape of a female over 16-years-old

Shaqeel Hussain, 35, of Dewsbury, charged with rape of a female aged 13-15 and two counts of trafficking

Mubasher Hussain, 35, of Huddersfield, charged with rape of a female aged 13-15 and sexual assault

Abdul Majid, 34, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of rape of female aged 13-15

Mohammed Dogar, 35, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of facilitating the commission of child sex offense

Usman Ali, 32, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of rape of a female aged 13-15

Mohammed Waqas Anwar, 29, of Huddersfield, charged with five counts of rape of a female aged 13-15

Gul Riaz, 42, of Huddersfield, charged with rape of a female aged 13-15

Mohammed Akram, 41, of Huddersfield, charged with two counts of trafficking with a view to sexual exploitation of a female and rape of a female aged 14-15

Manzoor Akhtar, 29, of Huddersfield, charged with trafficking and three counts of rape of a female aged 13-15

Samuel Fikru, 30, of Camden, charged with two counts of rape of a female aged 13-15

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