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Men charged over trafficking and sexual abuse of women and girls

Written by on June 18, 2020

Lancashire Constabulary have charged two men men as part of an ongoing investigation into the trafficking and sexual abuse of women and girls in Preston.

Detectives launched an investigation in 2019 following reports of sexual assaults on a number of girls.

Amos O’Cheng, 51, and Dickson Ngaunde, 36, have now been charged with a number of alleged offences relating to six female victims aged between 14 and 19.

O’Cheng, of Winckley Square, Preston is charged with rape of a girl under 16, four count of rape of a woman over 16, three counts of arranging or facilitating travel of another person with a view to exploitation, false imprisonment, attempting to supply class A drugs, two counts of supplying cocaine and one count of supplying cannabis.

O’Cheng is due to appear before the same magistrates’ court tomorrow (June 19).

Ngaunde, of Stanford Avenue, Brighton, Sussex is also charged with rape of a woman over 16, arranging or facilitating travel of another person with a view to exploitation and false imprisonment.

He appeared before Preston Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, June 18 and was remanded in custody to appear before Preston Crown Court at a later date.

The alleged offences happened between September and November 2019.

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