Preston man faces child rape and trafficking allegations involving women in the city as trial gets underway

Two men are standing trial at Preston Crown Court over alleged human trafficking crimes and the sexual abuse of women and girls in Preston.

Thursday, 21st January 2021, 1:51 pm

Amos O’Cheng, 51, of Winckley Square, Preston, and his co-defendant Dickson Ngaunde, 37, of Stanford Avenue, Brighton, Sussex are charged with a number of offences.

O’Cheng is accused of three counts of raping a child, two of raping a woman, three of facilitating travel of another person with a view to exploitation, false imprisonment, and four drugs charges.

Ngaunde is accused of raping a woman, false imprisonment and facilitating travel of another person with a view to exploitation.

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Both deny the offences.

The trial follows a Lancashire Police probe.

It is understood the allegations relate to six female victims aged between 14 and 19 years of age.

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