East London child prostitution ring trial begins

The trial of four men accused of running a child prostitution ring in East London starts today.

Naeem Ahmed, 25, and Hassan Raza, 23, both of Westminster Gardens, Barking, are accused alongside Anas Iqbal, 25, of Newham Way, East Ham, and Nabil Ahmed, 24, of Chadwell Heath Lane, Romford.

Ahmed denies six counts of rape, one count of controlling a child prostitute, one count of inciting child prostitution and one count of paying for the sexual services of a child.

Raza denies a single count of sexual assault.

The four men are appearing at Snaresbrook Crown Court this morning and the trial is expected to last between four and eight weeks.

Check our website and see this week’s Post, out Wednesday, for updates from the courtroom.