Four Bradford men face charges of sexual offences and trafficking (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Four Bradford men face charges of sexual offences and trafficking
Five men, including four from Bradford, will appear at Sheffield Crown Court later this month to face charges of sexual offences and trafficking against a 13-year-old girl.
Shakeal Rehmen, 26, of Haworth Road, Bradford, has been charged with rape and trafficking the girl, who cannot be identified.
Mohammed Shapal, 21, also of Haworth Road, and Yaseen Amini, 36, of Broadway, Bradford, have been charged with sexual activity with a child and trafficking.
Usman Ali, 20, of St Mary’s Road, Manningham, has been charged with sexual activity with a child.
The fifth defendant Bekir Rasheed, 35, of Ulverston Road, Woodseats, Sheffield, has charged with trafficking.
All five men have been remanded in custody by Sheffield magistrates to appear before the city’s Crown Court on Monday, April 28.
The charges relate to the week-long disappearance of the girl from her home in Sheffield last summer which prompted a major operation by South Yorkshire Police assisted by the West Yorkshire force.
The teenager was later found in Bradford city centre and returned to her family.