Dozens of people have been charged with the sexual exploitation of teenage girls in a West Yorkshire town after police investigated historic allegations of abuse.
The 27 men and two women have been charged with a catalogue of offences including human trafficking, child abduction, false imprisonment, threats to kill, rape, inciting a child into prostitution, supply of class A drugs and making indecent images of children.
Police today said the allegations against the defendants related to non-recent sexual offences, which took place in the Huddersfield area between 2004 and 2011. The 18 female victims were aged between 11 and 17 years old at the time the offences took place.
24 Huddersfield men and 2 women charged after girls as young as 11 were raped and sexually abused
They are among 29 in total charged as part of Operation Tendersea after 18 girls aged between 11 and 17 were sexually abused in Huddersfield
Twenty-seven men have been charged with dozens of historic sexual offences against girls with one man alone charged with 21 offences of rape.
Almost all of them are from the Huddersfield area.
West Yorkshire Police say the men face numerous offences including rape, trafficking with intent to engage in sexual exploitation, sexual activity with a child, child neglect, child abduction, supply of Class A drugs and possession and making of indecent images of children.
Huddersfield child sex offences inquiry police charge 29
Twenty-nine people have been charged with historical child sex 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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those charged have been released on police bail and will appear at Huddersfield Magistrates’ Court on April 12