Child Sex Gangs: 30 Men Charged With Raping and Trafficking Underage Girls

West Yorkshire Police
The West Yorkshire police headquarters in Britain. Police have named 30 men and one woman who are charged with raping and trafficking children. A further 12 men were charged but not named for legal reasons. Google Street View

Thirty men and one woman have been charged by detectives in Britain with a number of criminal offenses relating to the rape and trafficking of children for sexual exploitation. All but one of the group is from the West Yorkshire area in the north of England, and one is from Camden, London.

Police said a further 12 men, who cannot be named for legal reasons, were charged with numerous offenses related to the same investigation into "non-recent" child sexual exploitation.

"The allegations against the defendants are non-recent sexual offenses, having occurred between 2005 and 2012 and relate to five women," West Yorkshire police said in a statement. "The offenses were committed against them as children in the Huddersfield area and are alleged to have taken place while the women were aged between 12 and 18 years old."

The 31 defendants will appear at Kirklees Magistrates Court on September 5 and 6. Police released their names and individual charges.

Defendants' Names and Charges:

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

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

Mohammed Suhail Arif, 30, of Huddersfield is charged with rape of a girl aged 13 to 15.

Iftikar Ali, 37, of Huddersfield is charged with attempted rape of girl aged 13 to 15 and three counts of rape of a girl aged 13 to 5.

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

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

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

Basharat Hussain, 31, of Huddersfield is charged with two counts of rape of a female aged 13 to 5.

Amin Ali Choli, 36, of Huddersfield is charged with two counts of rape of a female over 16.

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

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

Abdul Majid, 34, of Huddersfield is charged with two counts of rape of female aged 13 to 15.

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

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

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

Gul Riaz, 42, of Huddersfield is charged with rape of a female aged 13 to 15.

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

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

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