Birmingham: Four arrested for Child Rape
Four males, two men and two teenagers, have been charged with serious sexual offences involving children.
The arrests were part of a pre-planned operation by the force’s Child Protection and Exploitation Team in Staffordshire last Thursday.
Bilal Ahmed, 20, from Stoke-on-Trent, was charged with rape and causing/inciting the sexual exploitation of a child.
Kashif Ahmed, 18, from Stoke-on-Trent, was charged with two counts of rape, causing/inciting the sexual exploitation of a child, concerned in the supply crack cocaine, concerned in the supply of heroin and concerned in the supply of a controlled drug of class B – cannabis.
A 17-year-old boy, from Stoke-on-Trent - who can not be named for legal reasons - was charged with rape and causing/inciting the sexual exploitation of a child.
They all appeared at court on Friday ( May 10).
A 15-year-old boy - who also cannot be named - from Stoke-on-Trent, was also charged with rape, causing a female over 13 to engage in penetrative sexual activity and sexual assault.
He appeared in court on Saturday (May 11).
All four have all been remanded and are next due to appear at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on June 10.
Police in Staffordshire said it takes all reports of sexual offences seriously and have a team of specially-trained detectives and social workers to support victims.