This is an update on the arrest and charging information for Operation Sanctuary.
There has been seven further arrests and one charge since the last update which was sent out on Friday, May 2.
The total number of arrests in connection with Operation Sanctuary is now at 86.
The total number of people charged in connection with the investigation is now 12. All those charged are now in the court system.
Officers continue to work with partners to speak to all the complainants to establish the circumstances and provide appropriate support.
Police are asking everyone to continue to be vigilant and report any information they have or incidents they have concerns about to officers.
Anyone with any information or concerns is asked to contact police on 101 ext 69191, quoting reference ‘Operation Sanctuary’, or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Advice and support is also available via Victim Support onÂ 0845 277 0977Â or Childline onÂ 0800 1111.
Op Sanctuary chargesÂ
1) November 11, 2013
Badrul Hussain, 33, of Drybeck Court, Newcastle, charged with the rape of a female under the age of 16.
2) February 6
Jimmy Mukangara, 37, of Heddon View, Winlaton, Gateshead, has been charged with sexual assault.
3) February 15
Gurhan Sayan, 44, of Plunkett Tce in Chester le Street, was charged on February 15, 2014 with assault on a female by penetration. (added to Op Sanctuary when the scope was expanded).
4) February 17
Sail Uddin, 41, of Churchill Street, Sunderland, has been charged with two counts of sexual assault and possession of a controlled drug.
5) February 18
Abdul Jelilou Ouro Kefia, age 21, from Duncan Street in Walker, was arrested and subsequently charged with one count of rape of a female under 16.
6) March 13
Moses Ologbenla, 31, of Ellesmere Road, Newcastle, has been charged with meeting a female under the age of 16 following sexual grooming and non penetrative sexual activity with a girl under the age of 16.
7) March 17
Muhammad Imran Malik, aged 30 of Beaconfield Street, Newcastle has been charged on 17 March 2014 with kidnap and assault on a female by penetration.
8)Â Mohmmad Hajzeinolabedines, 28, of North View, Wallsend, has been charged with attempt to possess a class A drug. He appeared at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court on April 12 where he received a 12-month conditional discharge.
9) March 18
Hafeez Cole Oye-Dada, 44, of Hampstead Road, Newcastle, has been charged with rape of a female under the age of 16.
10. April 1, 2014
Pienan Bisetoon, aged 22, from Waterloo Walk, Washington, has been charged with two offences of rape of a female under 16.
11. April 5, 2014
Spencer Andrew Barella, 20, of Crossways, Sunderland has been charged with rape.
12. May 8, 2014
Yassar Hussain, 24, of Farndale Road, Newcastle, has been charged with common assault.