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High Wycombe sex abuse inquiry: Seven men in court

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Image caption Police moved in to make a series of arrests earlier this week

Seven men, facing a series of charges following an operation targeting alleged child sexual exploitation, have appeared in court.

The men were detained in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, on Tuesday.

Iblal Fiaz, 21, Khasim Fiaz, 22, Kasam Dadd, 23, Mohammed Adnan, 21, Janaid Sharif, 26, Mudasser Hussain, 28, and Mohammed Jubroin Khan, 21, face a total of 32 charges.

They appeared at Aylesbury Magistrates' Court before being remanded in custody.

The men, who are all of Pakistani origin, were arrested in dawn raids carried out by police at 10 addresses.

The men are next due to appear at Oxford Crown Court on 3 December for a preliminary hearing.

The offences are alleged to have taken place from 2007, when the girl was aged 12, until 2011 and the charges follow a long police investigation.

The seven defendants face a range of charges:

  • Iblal Fiaz, of St George's Close, High Wycombe is accused of 16 offences, including trafficking for sexual exploitation, rape of a child under 13, rape, conspiracy to rape and causing a child to engage in sexual activity.
  • His brother Khasim, also of St George's Close, faces six charges, including trafficking for sexual exploitation, conspiracy to rape, rape of a child under 13 and rape.
  • Mr Dadd, of Gibbs Close, is accused of one charge of rape and one of conspiracy to rape.
  • Mr Adnan, of Upper Green Street, faces two charges of rape.
  • Mr Sharif, of Cambridge Crescent, faces one charge of rape.
  • Mr Hussain, of Abbey Barn Road, faces three charges of rape.
  • Mr Khan, of Rutland Avenue, faces two charges of conspiracy to rape.

A 20-year-old High Wycombe man, who was also arrested, has been bailed until 4 December.