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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.