Eight men charged with child sexual exploitation

Thames Valley Police van Thames Valley Police said the alleged exploitation of two girls between 2005 and 2012 had prompted the raids

Eight men have been charged with sexually abusing girls under the age of 16 by police investigating child sexual exploitation dating back to 2005.

The charges follow raids by Thames Valley Police carried out in Aylesbury and other Buckinghamshire towns on Tuesday.

One of the men has been charged with three counts of raping a girl under the age of 13.

The men arrested come from Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Buckingham and Chesham.

The men in custody are aged between 28 and 45.

Thames Valley police officers The force has posted images of the officers being briefed before the raids

The operation involved 120 officers who conducted a string of early morning raids.

The men charged are:

Arshad Jani, 32, of Cousins Drive, Aylesbury, charged with one count of conspiracy to rape a girl aged 13/14/15, one count of rape of a girl aged 13/14/15 and one count of engaging in sexual activity with a girl aged 13 to 15.

Vikram Singh, 45, of Cannock Road, Aylesbury, charged with four counts of rape of a girl aged 13/14/15, three counts of raping a girl under age of 13 and one count of administering a substance with the intent of committing a sexual offence.

Asif Hussain, 32, of Rossal Place, Milton Keynes, charged with three counts of rape of a girl under the age of 13 and one count of arranging/facilitating the prostitution of a child.

Sohail Qamar, 40, of St Annes Road, Aylesbury, charged with one count of rape of a child under the age of 16 and one count of sexual activity with a child.

Akbari Khan, 35, of Mandeville Road, Aylesbury, charged with two counts of rape of a girl under the act of 16, one count of conspiracy to rape and two counts of administering a substance with the intent of committing a sexual offence.

Taimoor Khan, 28, of Highbridge Road, Aylesbury, charged with two counts of rape of a girl under the of 16, one count of conspiracy to rape a child and one count of administering a substance with intent of committing a sexual offence.

Sajid Ali, 34, of Brockhurst Road, Chesham, charged with count of rape of a girl under the age of 16, one count of conspiracy to rape a girl under the age of 16, one count of sexual activity with a child and one count of administering a substance with the intent of committing a sexual offence.

Jerome Joe, 35, of Pightle Crescent, Buckingham, charged with one count of sexual activity with a girl aged 13 to 15.

The men were all remanded in custody to appear at Milton Keynes Magistrates' Court on Thursday.

Three other men, two aged 30 and one 40, arrested in connection with the inquiry have been released without charge.

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