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Man charged after child sexual abuse at a primary school

A man has been charged as part of an investigation into child sexual abuse at a primary school in Oldham.

The investigation relates to the sexual assault of two boys during their time at St Martin’s primary school in Fitton Hill.

The boys were aged between seven and nine at the time of the alleged offences which took place in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

Anthony Kerr who's 71 from Netherlees in Oldham has been charged with 10 counts of sexual assault. He's due to appear at Oldham Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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Nine Rochdale men face child sexual exploitation charges

Nine men have been charged with child sexual exploitation offences in Rochdale.

The charges relate to offences committed separately against one teenage girl in the Rochdale area by different men, between 2008 and 2009.

The men, aged between 26 and 39, were arrested in May as a result of an inquiry.

Greater Manchester Police say the men have all been remanded on bail.

Lynne Jones, chairman of Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children Board, said: "The board has been working very hard to ensure vulnerable children and young people are protected from all forms of abuse."

Together with Rochdale Borough Council, Greater Manchester Police, the Crown Prosecution Service, the NHS and our other members we have clear strategies in place to combat child sexual exploitation, which sadly is happening in most towns and cities.

"We are committed to dealing with the issue, ensuring children are protected and those committing this type of crime are brought to justice."

– Lynne Jones, chairman of Rochdale Borough Safeguarding Children Board