Five in court over Coventry sexual exploitation

Five men have appeared in court accused of sexually exploiting teenage girls in Coventry.

Ricardo Hinkson, Amir Mahmood and Tasveer Hussain are charged with conspiracy to traffic within the UK for the purposes of sexual exploitation.

Saleem Hussain is accused of sexual assault and Khezer Hussain is charged with rape.

West Midlands Police allege the offences were committed in Coventry between May and September 2012.

Hinkson, 23, of Telfer Road, Radford, Coventry, was remanded in custody at Coventry Magistrates' Court.

Amir Mahmood, 27, of Blackwell Road, Tasveer Hussain, 30, of Canal Road, Foleshill, Saleem Hussain, 30, of Beake Avenue and 25-year-old Khezer Hussain, from Bordesley Green East, Stechford, Birmingham, were bailed.

The five are due to appear at Coventry Crown Court on 7 November.

Four people have already appeared in court in connection with the case.

Brothers Gulfraz Banaris, 20, and Ifaraz Banaris, 25, both of Deedmore Road, Wood End, and Izthkhab Banaris, 24, of Eld Road, all in Coventry, are charged with conspiracy to traffic girls across the city.

Gulfraz and Izthkhab Banaris are also accused of rape.

Isa Iqbal, 21, of no fixed address, is accused of trafficking.

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