West Midlands Police (WMP) have charged 26 suspects, mainly from the Walsall area, with historical child sex offences dating back between 2008 and 2016.
The charges follow a detailed investigation from WMP’s Public Protection Unit that is tasked with, amongst other things, safeguarding vulnerable members of communities in the West Midlands.
All 26 suspects are aged between 20 and 69-years-old, and they will appear at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court on 22nd and 23rd June.
Chief Inspector Jo Floyd said:
“This is a complex investigation involving several young people who have suffered physical and emotional abuse.
“They were safeguarded as allegations were reported and we are continuing to work with a number of other agencies to ensure they receive the support they need as this case progresses.
“We understand that this investigation will cause concern in the local community and I would like to reassure anyone affected by it that we take all reports of abuse seriously, no matter how long ago it happened.
“We have specially trained officers who can deal with reports sensitively and compassionately.”
For more information (West Midlands Police) click here: https://www.west-midlands.police.uk/your-options/child-sexual-abuse
Can you help?
We need your help to ensure that we can continue to bring you the stories, blogs and videos which matter.
One of our many aims is to act as a voice for the emergency services, armed forces and the healthcare sector. Our in-house team of reporters are former emergency services and armed forces personnel.
We are incredibly proud to be able to share the true heroism of our former colleagues with our much-valued civilian readers and followers.
But with ad income continually fluctuating, we need your help so that we can carry on bringing you the stories which many sections of the mainstream media ignore.
You can pledge a one-off payment, a monthly payment or a yearly amount by clicking HERE (PayPal processes all payments).
We would like to thank you in advance for your continued support.
TODAY’S TOP VIDEO:
Before you go...
WE NEED YOUR HELP.Here at Emergency Services News, we aim to tell you stories that the mainstream media are not interested in reporting. Whilst the MSM love to berate and ridicule the emergency services, who is there to report on the realities of serving on the front line?
Emergency Services News is currently a loss-making entity. But our team of volunteers, all former emergency services personnel, do not do it for the money.
We do it because we are sick and tired of the mainstream media constantly trying to undermine the men and women who put their lives on the line to keep you and your family safe.
How many MSM journalists who speak ill of the emergency services have actually dared to don the uniform and risk their own lives to save the life of a complete stranger? If you would like to help back our mission of reporting on fact-based news, then please consider helping to support us financially.
You can support emergency services news from as little as £1. It only takes a minute. Every contribution, however big or small, is vital for our future.
Please help us to continue to highlight the life-saving work of the emergency services, NHS and armed forces by becoming a supporter.