Child sex offences accused appear at Old Bailey

The Scales of Justice on top of the Old Bailey in London
The Scales of Justice on top of the Old Bailey in London

Twelve men arrested as part of a child sexual exploitation sting have appeared at the Old Bailey.

Sajad Ali, 34, Asif Hussain, 33, Ashad Jani, 33, Jerome Joe, 35, Akbari Khan, 35, Taimoor Khan, 28, Sohail Qamar, 40, Vikram Singh, 45, Harmohan Nangpal, 40, Faisal Iqbal, 32, Mohammed Imran, 38 and Farrukh Bashir were arrested as part of the Operation Articulate raids earlier this year.

The men, who hail from Aylesbury, Milton Keynes, Buckingham and parts of South Bucks, all pleaded not guilty to the charges, which relate to two girls in Aylesbury.

In total they face 37 charges between them for the crimes, which are alleged to have taken place between 2006 and 2012 on the girls who were aged between 12 and 15.

The men will appear at the Old Bailey again on December 19, and again on February 6.