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Police officer Amjad Ditta in group charged with sex offences

Amjad Ditta
Image caption Police officer Amjad Ditta is among 16 men charged with sex offences against children

Sixteen men including a police officer have been charged with historical sex offences against children aged between 13 and 16.

West Yorkshire PC Amjad Ditta, also known as Amjad Hussain, 35, has been charged with sexual touching.

He and 15 other men are charged with offences against three girls in the Halifax area, dating from 2006 to 2009.

The allegations include several counts of rape, sexual assault, supplying drugs and trafficking.

Mr Ditta, who was attached to West Yorkshire Police's Protective Services Operations, was a serving officer at the time of the offence he has been accused of.

He has been suspended from duty, the force said.

The 16 men, all from Halifax, will appear at Bradford Magistrates' Court on 6 January 2020.

Those charged are:

  • Vaqaas Abbas, 30, charged with three counts of rape and three offences of supplying a class C drug
  • Nadeem Adalat, 34, charged with four counts of rape and four counts of supplying a class C drug
  • Sajid Adalat, 43, charged with rape
  • Vaseem Adalat, 33, charged with two counts of rape, trafficking and supplying a class C drug
  • Amjad Ditta, also known as Amjad Hussain, 35, charged with sexual touching
  • Christopher Eastwood, 45, charged with two counts of rape and two counts of supplying a class C drug
  • Metab Islam, 46, charged with six counts of rape, six counts of supplying a class C drug, two sexual assaults and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice
  • Mohammed Rizwan Iqbal, 34, charged with rape
  • Ishtiaq Latif, 32, charged with sexual activity with a child
  • Asad Mahmood, 33, charged with two counts of rape and trafficking
  • Arfan Mir, also known as Khalifa Mughal, 36, charged with six counts of rape, three counts of supplying a class C drug, supply of a class A drug and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice
  • Younis Mohammed aka Younis Khan, 34, charged with rape and causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent
  • Nadeem Nassir, 39, charged with rape, supply of a class C drug and making threats to kill
  • Shahzad Nawaz, 40, charged with rape, supply of a class C drug and making threats to kill
  • Shazad Nazir, 44, charged with two counts of rape and two counts of supplying a class C drug
  • Sohail Zafar, 36, charged with rape and supplying a class C drug

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