Everyday thousands of children are being sexually abused. You can stop the abuse of at least one child by simply praying. You can possibly stop the abuse of thousands of children by forwarding the link in First Time Visitor? by email, Twitter or Facebook to every Christian you know. Save a child or lots of children!!!! Do Something, please!

3:15 PM prayer in brief:
Pray for God to stop 1 child from being molested today.
Pray for God to stop 1 child molestation happening now.
Pray for God to rescue 1 child from sexual slavery.
Pray for God to save 1 girl from genital circumcision.
Pray for God to stop 1 girl from becoming a child-bride.
If you have the faith pray for 100 children rather than one.
Give Thanks. There is more to this prayer here

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Monday, 18 January 2016

Rochdale Child Sex Abuse: Six More Men Charged

Individuals charged with offences, including rape, against three alleged victims in mid-2000s

Rob Potts, assistant chief constable of Greater Manchester police,
said child sexual abuse was an ‘absolute priority’
Photograph: Christopher Thomond for the Guardian
Press Association

Six men have been charged as part of an ongoing investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rochdale.

The charges relate to alleged offences committed between 2004 and 2008 against three people who were aged between 14 and 16 at the time.

Joshim Miah, 31, of Yorkshire Street, Rochdale, is accused of rape and trafficking a person within the UK for sexual exploitation.

Mohammed Sadeer, 27, of Brimrod Lane, Rochdale, Naheem Akram, 39, of Manley Road, Rochdale, and a man, who police say cannot be named for legal reasons, are all also charged with rape.

Ittefaq Yousaf, 25, of Stanley Street, Rochdale, has been charged with sexual assault and causing/inciting a girl to engage in sexual activity, while Arfan Iqbal, 25, of Park Road, Rochdale, is charged with attempted rape.

All defendants are due to appear at Bury magistrates court on Thursday.

Rob Potts, assistant chief constable at Greater Manchester police, said: “This case is another that has been launched by Operation Doublet, an investigation into child sexual exploitation (CSE) that arose following the 2011 investigation into CSE in Rochdale.

“To date, 83 people have been arrested, 15 have been interviewed under caution and prosecutions have been launched against 25 people.

“These types of investigations remain incredibly complex and challenging but at the heart of our considerations is the welfare of the victims and we have a team of experienced and dedicated officers supporting them through the process.

“The sexual exploitation of children and young people is the absolute priority for Greater Manchester police and its partners. Since 2010 we have moved considerable resources into child protection and the investigation of sexual exploitation and the continuance of Operation Doublet is a symbol of our steadfast resolve to investigate these offences, no matter the timeframe, and to ensure that, where there is a case to answer, it is brought before the courts.”