25 members of a Muslim grooming gang will appear at Calderdale Magistrates Court on Thursday 12th February 2016.
25 Muslim men mainly from Halifax in West Yorkshire, have been charged with sexual offences including rape, traficking, sexual exploitation, sexual activity with a child under the age of 16, sexual assault, voyerism, sexual grooming, conspiracy to engage in sexual activty with a child under the age of 16, causing a child to engage sexual activity without consent and the supply of a Class B drug.
The allegations which date back to 2006 and 2011 relate to one girl who was under the age of 16 at the time, however, one of the allegations relate to another victim and occured at the same time, all the alleged offences took place in the Calderdale area of West Yorkshire. All 25 were charged at Halifax Police Station and habe been released on Police bail. They will appear at Calderdale Magistrates court on Thursday 12th February 2016.
The names of the charged are as follows :