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Two men charged in rape inquiry

Two men have been charged with rape by police investigating attacks on girls in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire.

Omar Omar, 38, of Conniburrow Boulevard, Milton Keynes, was charged with one offence in August 2007 and one in May 2008.

Abdi Sheikh, 45, of Herrick Road, Birmingham, was also charged with three counts of rape relating to the alleged offence in August 2007.

They were remanded in custody to appear at Huntingdon Crown Court on 6 May.

The charges against Mr Omar and Mr Sheikh relate to an incident on 31 August 2007 when a 17-year-old girl was raped at a house in Stacey Bushes, Milton Keynes.

Mr Omar was also charged in relation to an incident on 3 May 2008 when another 17-year-old girl reported that she had been raped at a house in Fishermead.

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