Trial of Chadwell Heath man accused of part in child prostitution ring begins
The trial of a Chadwell Heath man accused of involvement with a child prostitution ring started at Snaresbrook Crown Court today.
Nabil Ahmed, 24, of Chadwell Heath Lane, denies six counts of rape. The alleged attacks took place between January and May last year.
He will stand trial alongside three other men from Barking and Dagenham and Newham.
Naeem Ahmed, 25, of Westminster Gardens, Barking, denies six counts of rape, controlling child prostitution, inciting child prostitution and paying for the sexual services of a child. He is not related to Nabil Ahmed.
Anas Iqbal, 25, of Newham Way, East Ham, denies paying for the sexual services of a child.
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Hassan Raza, 23, also of of Westminster Gardens, Barking, denies one count of sexual assault.
The group were arrested by the Met Police’s trafficking and prostitution unit in December.
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The trial is expected to take between five and six weeks.
See the Ilford Recorder website tomorrow afternoon for updates from court.