Rochdale Abusers Charged

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Ten Men Have Been Charged For Child Sexual Exploitation

Police investigating child sexual exploitation in Rochdale have charged ten men over child abuse claims.

The men, nine of whom are Asian, are facing claims that they conducted a number of serious sex offences against seven females who had been aged between 13 and 23 when the alleged abuse took place, according to police.

The alleged offences are said to have taken place between 2005 and 2013 and charges include rape, conspiracy to rape, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, sexual activity with a child and sexual assault.

Assistant Chief Constable Ian Wiggett said: “This investigation is one of a number of cases which comes under the umbrella of Operation Doublet, which is the continued investigation into child sexual exploitation (CSE) that arose following the 2011 investigation into CSE in Rochdale.

“The operation is an investigation into CSE in Rochdale and across other areas of Greater Manchester.

“So far, 65 people have been arrested as part of Operation Doublet and the investigation continues.

“This is an extremely complex and challenging investigation which started in May 2012. The investigation will continue over the coming months and further arrests are anticipated.”

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