Friday, 14 December 2012
Four charged after arrests by Met’s Trafficking and Prostitution Unit - Barking east London - Islamic names

Common sense suggested that this was not confined to Northern mill towns. From the Barking and Dagenham Post, the BBC and the CPS. HT Lisa.

Four men are to appear in court today charged with offences including controlling child prostitution.

Naeem Ahmed, 25, of Westminster Gardens, Barking, has been charged with controlling child prostitution, inciting child prostitution and five counts of rape.

Nabeel Ahmed, 23, of Chadwell Heath Lane, Chadwell Heath, has been charged with charged with six counts of rape.

Anas Mir Iqbal, 25, of Newham Way, Newham, has been charged with one count of paying a child prostitute for sexual services.

Hassan Raza. 23, of Westminster Gardens, Barking, has been charged with one count of sexual touching.

Officers made the arrests in the early hours of Thursday morning, acting on intelligence from Essex Police. A statement from the Metropolitan Police said four victims aged between 16 and 18 have been identified.

The blog of the Crown Prosecution Service says: The four defendants will appear before Barkingside Magistrate’s Court on 14 December 2012.  They now stand charged with criminal offences and have the right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that nothing should be reported which could prejudice this trial."

Posted on 12/14/2012 1:00 PM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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