27th Jan, 2021

FIVE Redditch men appear in court charged with sexual offences against children

Harry Leach 4th Nov, 2020

FIVE men from Redditch and one man from Droitwich have appeared in court charged with sexual offences against children.

It follows a West Mercia Police probe into the abuse of 10 girls in the Redditch area.

The men allegedly committed the offences between 2011 and 2017 against girls aged between 12 and 16 at the time.

The accused men from Redditch: Abdul Hussain, aged 21, Usmaan Asghar, 21, Arslan Tazarab, 24, Ethashan Tazarab, 20, Usman Ali, 27, appeared at Kidderminster Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

They were joined by Droitwich man Richard Jonathan Weaver, 27, who is charged with raping a teenage girl.

All were conditionally bailed to appear at Worcester Crown Court on December 1 where they will enter pleas.

Full list of charges:

Abdul Hussain, 21, of Mount Pleasant, Redditch, is charged with engaging in sexual activity in presence of a child and sexual assault on a female.

Arslan Tazarab, 24, of The Mayfields, Redditch, is charged with rape of a girl under 16, two charges of arranging/facilitating the commission of a child sex offence, five counts of engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a girl under 16 and two counts of causing/inciting a girl under 16 to engage in sexual activity.

Ethashan Tazarab, 20, of The Mayfields, Redditch, is charged with causing/inciting a girl under 16 to engage in sexual activity and also engaging in non-penetrative sexual activity with girl under 16.

Usmaan Asghar, 21, of Sillins Avenue, Redditch, is charged with sexual assault on a woman and two counts of engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a girl under 16.

Usman Ali, 27, of Other Road, Redditch, Worcestershire, is charged with six counts of engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a girl aged 13 to 15.

And Richard Jonathan Weaver, 28, of Worcester Road, Droitwich, is charged with rape of a girl aged between 13 and 15.

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