Police officer among 16 men charged with child sex offences

A West Yorkshire Police officer is among 16 men who have been charged with historical sex offences against teenage girls.

Dec 18, 2019
By Paul Jacques

Police Constable Amjad Ditta, also known as Amjad Hussain, 35, has been charged with sexual touching.

West Yorkshire Police confirmed that PC Ditta, who was attached to the force’s Protective Services Operations, was a serving police officer at the time of an alleged offence in 2009 and has been suspended from duty.

The force said the allegations against the defendants date from between 2006 and 2009 against three female victims, who were aged between 13 and 16 at the time.

The charges follow an investigation into non-recent child sexual exploitation in Halifax. The allegations include multiple counts of rape, supplying drugs, trafficking and threats to kill.

The 16 men, all from Halifax, will appear at Bradford Magistrates’ Court on January 6, 2020.

Those charged are:

Vaqaas Abbas, 30, charged with three counts of rape and three counts of supplying a Class C drug.

Nadeem Adalat, 34, charged with four counts of rape and four counts of supplying of a Class C drug.

Sajid Adalat, 43 charged with rape.

Vaseem Adalat, 33, charged with two counts of rape, trafficking and supply of a Class C drug.

PC Amjad Ditta, 35, charged with sexual touching.

Christopher Eastwood, 45, charged with two counts of rape and two counts of supplying a Class C drug.

Metab Islam, 46, charged with six counts of rape, six counts of supplying a Class C drug, two sexual assaults and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Mohammed Rizwan Iqbal, 34, charged with rape.

Ishtiaq Latif, 32, charged with sexual activity with a child.

Asad Mahmood, 33, charged with two counts of rape and trafficking.

Arfan Mir, also known as Khalifa Mughal, 36, charged with six counts of rape, three counts of supplying a Class C drug, supply of a Class A drug and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

Younis Mohammed, also known as Younis Khan, 34, charged with rape and causing a person to engage in sexual activity without consent.

Nadeem Nassir, 39, charged with rape, supply of a Class C drug and making threats to kill.

Shahzad Nawaz, 40, charged with rape, supply of a Class C drug and making threats to kill.

Shazad Nazir, 44, charged with two counts of rape and two counts of supplying a Class C drug.

Sohail Zafar, 36, charged with rape and supplying a Class C drug.

Related News

Select Vacancies

International Liaison Officers

National Crime Agency

Deputy Chief Constable

Cleveland Police

Superintendent

Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Superintendent

South Yorkshire Police

Sergeants

Nottinghamshire Police

PEQF Lecturer

Babcock

Copyright © 2020 Police Professional