Five men and a woman charged with 53 child sex offences over eight Sheffield girls

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Five men and a woman have been charged with 53 child sexual offences relating to the alleged sex exploitation of a number of girls in Sheffield.

The charges relate to eight victims and the offences are alleged to have taken place between 2005 and 2012.

Christopher Whiteley, aged 22, formerly of Sheffield, has been charged with 12 counts of rape, two counts of sexual assault and two counts of conspiracy to rape.

He was also charged with conspiracy to cause or incite child prostitution and one count of theft.

Amanda Spencer, 24, formerly of Rotherham, has been charged with eight counts of aiding and abetting rape, eight counts of arranging or facilitating child prostitution, and four counts of causing or inciting child prostitution.

Matthew Whiteley, 23, of Hackenthorpe, is charged with two counts of sexual activity with a child, two counts of conspiracy to rape, one count of conspiracy to arrange or facilitate child prostitution and one count of conspiracy to cause or incite child prostitution.

Shane Whiteley, 29, of Hackenthorpe, is charged with two counts of conspiracy to rape, one count of conspiracy to arrange or facilitate child prostitution, one count of conspiracy to cause or incite child prostitution and one count of attempting to cause or incite child prostitution.

Andre Francis-Edge, 24, of Parson Cross, is charged with conspiracy to rape and conspiracy to arrange or facilitate child prostitution.

Taleb Bapir, 38, of Burngreave, has been charged with rape.

South Yorkshire Police announced the charges for the six men and women late on Friday night.

The force also said that some had been charged jointly on a number of offences.

The six will appear at Sheffield Magistrates Court on March 21, a spokesman for the force added.

Anyone with concerns about CSE should call Say Something on 116 000.