A MAN has been charged with sexually assaulting a girl in Oldham.

Abdul Rahman, aged 19 of Clarkwell Close, Oldham was charged with two counts of sexual assault by penetration.

He is due to appear at Oldham Magistrates’ Court today (Friday 13 March 2009).

On Wednesday 23 April 2008, police received reports that a 12-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted at a house in Chadderton.

Greater Manchester Police works in partnership with Oldham Council and Oldham Primary Care Trust to combat the issue of child exploitation in the borough.

A team, known as Messenger, has been set up to work in partnership with children’s charity Barnardo’s to identify children who are potentially at risk from abuse and formulate a strategy aimed at helping these individuals.

Anyone with any concerns about children being exploited in their area should contact their local police station on 0161 872 5050 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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