Ten men charged over Rochdale child abuse claims
Ten men have been charged by police investigating child sexual exploitation in Rochdale,
The men are accused of a catalogue of serious sex offences against seven females aged
between 13 and 23 at the time of the alleged abuse, police said.
They were held under Operation Doublet, investigating child sexual exploitation of teen
girls by older men in Rochdale.
The offences are alleged to have happened between 2005 and 2013.
They include rape, conspiracy to rape, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity,
sexual activity with a child and sexual assault.
A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said the investigation was not connected to an
ongoing inquiry into historical abuse at Knowl View School.
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
“The operation is an investigation into CSE in Rochdale and across other areas of Greater
“So far, 65 people have been arrested as part of Operation Doublet and the investigation
“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.”
The charges have been welcomed by Rochdale’s Labour MP Simon Danczuk, who has called for
more action to expose historical sex abuse crimes.
Mr Danczuk said: “There have been some who have urged me not to campaign on grooming, but I
believe that this news shows what can be achieved by keeping up pressure and pushing for
The men have been charged as follows:
Shayfur Rahman, 31, of Chapel Road, Prestwich, Greater Manchester, has been charged
with one count of rape
Kutab Miah, 34, of Ramsay Street, Rochdale, has been charged with three counts of
sexual activity and one count of rape
Rehan Ali, 26, of Cleethorpes Avenue, Blackley, Manchester, has been charged with one
count of rape and six counts of sexual activity with a child
Iklaq Choudhry Hussain, 37, of Mayfield Terrace, Rochdale, has been charged with three
counts of sexual activity with a child and two counts of rape
David Law, 45, of Cotmanhay Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, has been charged with three
counts of conspiracy to commit rape
Mahfus Rahman, 28, has been charged with three counts of rape and three counts of
sexual activity with a child
Ashfaq Yousaf, 28, has been charged with one count of aiding and abetting rape and rape
Afraz Ahmed, 32, of Oswald Street, Rochdale, has been charged with two counts of
conspiracy to commit rape, two counts of rape and two counts of inciting a child to engage
in sexual activity
Mohammed Davood, 37, of Leyland Road, Burnley, Lancashire, has been charged with one
count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm, three counts of rape, one count of sexual
activity with a child and one count of sexual assault
Mohammed Miah, 39, has been charged with three counts of sexual activity and two counts
The men have been bailed to appear at either Bury or Tameside Magistrates’ Court later this