Following a detailed investigation by detectives a man has been remanded after being charged with eight offences.
Clive Brown, aged 33, of Greenhead Street, Stoke-on-Trent, was arrested on Tuesday 1 December and has been charged with the following:
- three counts of rape
- false imprisonment
- two counts of causing / inciting prostitution for gain
- two counts of indecent assault on a girl under the age of 14
Brown appeared before magistrates in Newcastle-under-Lyme on Wednesday 2 December where he was further remanded to appear at Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on Monday 21 December.
A 44-year-old Stoke-on-Trent woman was also arrested on suspicion of causing or inciting prostitution. She remains on bail pending further inquiries.
The investigation was focused sexual offences towards females in the Stoke-on-Trent area from the mid 1980s onwards.