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Two men in UK court over child sex claims

Two men in UK court over child sex claims

Two men have been charged with child sexual exploitation offences, UK police have said.

Mehmet Citak, 33, is accused of three counts of rape, seven counts of sexual assault, one count of false imprisonment and one count of possession of indecent images.

Ahmet Kurtmyemez, 27, has been charged with six offences of sexual assault.

The two men are also jointly charged with one count of false imprisonment to commit a sexual offence and a separate count of false imprisonment.

Avon and Somerset Police said the charges related to six female victims but a further three women were supporting the investigation.

The victims were under 18 at the time of the offences and all but one - a girl aged 16 - are now adults.

The offences are alleged to have occurred in the Yeovil area between 2009 and 2011.

Citak, 33, of Bradford Abbas in Dorset and Ahmet Kurtmyemez, 27, of Swindon in Wiltshire, have been released on bail to appear before South Somerset Magistrates' Court on September 29.

Detective Inspector Lindsay Shearlock, who is leading the investigation, said: "We're giving the victims all the help they need with the expert assistance of our partner agencies.

"We're unable to go into further details about the offences or the inquiry as a whole as it's important the judicial process is not prejudiced."