UK Police Officer & 15 Men Charged with Child Sex Abuse

Sixteen men from Halifax have been charged following an investigation into child sex abuse. Among those is a West Yorkshire police officer.

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the girls were aged between 13 and 16-years-old.

West Yorkshire police officer Amjad Ditta, aged 35, of Halifax, is one of 16 men who have been charged as part of an investigation into child sexual exploitation.

Ditta, a police constable within West Yorkshire Police’s Protective Services Operations, has been charged with sexual touching.

The other 15 men, all from Halifax, have been charged with several offences including rape, sexual activity with a child, trafficking and drug offences.

The 16 men were accused of committing the offences against three girls between 2006 and 2009.

At the time of the alleged offences, the girls were aged between 13 and 16-years-old.

Ditta, also known as Amjad Hussain, was a serving police officer when he allegedly committed the offence.

Following the allegations, he has been suspended from duty.

In 2016, Ditta had been appointed by West Yorkshire Police in a bid to boost the numbers of ethnic minority people applying to join the force.

Home Office figures showed that 5.1% of officers in the force from a BAME background, compared to the national average of 5.5%.

Census figures in 2011 showed the country’s BAME population as 18.2%.

Ditta had said that the force should reflect the community it serves. He said:

“I’m interested in people in wanting to know what experiences they have had.

“What is stopping them from applying? Because now in 2016 we’ve got a wide range of communities.”

Leeds Live reported that following the allegations against the police officer, he and the other 15 men will appear at Bradford Magistrates’ Court on January 6, 2020.

Those charged are:

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

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