Two men charged after investigation into historic sex offences in Rochdale

Two men have been charged following an investigation into non-recent sex offences in Rochdale.

Ajaz Ahmed (07/08/1968), of Rochdale, has been charged with the following offences:

  • Rape x4
  • Aiding/abetting rape x2
  • Assault by penetration x2
  • Engaging in sexual activity with a child x6
  • Make an indecent image
  • Assault occasioning ABH
  • Possession of extreme pornography

He appeared at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on 9 June 2022 and released on bail to appear at Minshull Street Crown Court on 14 July 2022.

Richard Moore (25/05/1962), of Hemel Hempstead, has been charged with rape and will be at Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court on 5 July 2022. He has been released under investigation.

The allegations relate to incidents in the early 2000s with the investigation carried out as part of Operation Blencathra, a dedicated investigation team in Rochdale.

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