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Man charged with raping a child in Rochdale

A man will appear in court later charged with raping a child in Rochdale.

Osman Ali, 24, of Corbett Street, Rochdale has been charged with six counts of raping a child under 13.

The charge comes following an investigation carried out by the multi-agency Rochdale Sunrise team into a report of child sexual exploitation made on 16 May 2017.

He has been remanded into custody to appear before Manchester and Salford Magistrates’ Court today.

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WATCH: Living with Schizophrenia - one man's story

What's it really like to live with a long term mental illness?

Jon Paul Bamford began to hear voices as a teenager. He's lived with his condition for more than 20 years.

But after support and therapy from Rochdale MIND, Jon Paul says he now thinks of his voices as a gift.

And he says he uses the voices only he hears to help him write songs.

In the next in our series of pieces raising Mental Health Awareness he's been talking to our correspondent, Matt O'Donoghue, about his illness and about how people's attitudes towards it need to change.

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