Leeds & West Yorkshire

Huddersfield child abuse offences inquiry police charge 29

Twenty-nine people have been charged with historical child abuse offences.

The 27 men and two women are accused of numerous offences including rape, sexual activity with a child and child abduction, said West Yorkshire Police.

All 29 have been bailed and are due before Huddersfield Magistrates' Court on 12 April, said the force.

They are accused of offences between 2004 and 2011, relating to 18 girls in Huddersfield when they were aged between 11 and 17.

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Twenty-seven of the defendants are from Huddersfield, one man is from Dudley and another man from Bradford.

The charges also include trafficking with intent to engage in sexual exploitation, child neglect, supply of Class A drugs and possession and making of indecent images of children.

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