A 19-year-old Prestwich man has been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl.

Suleman Memon, aged 19, of Windsor Road, is one of three men to have been charged in connection with a police investigation into the sexual exploitation of a girl from Bury.

Memon has been charged with two counts of rape of a 15-year-old girl and theft.

Hassan Ali, aged 20, of Forest Bank Prison, has been charged with the rape of a 15-year-old girl and theft.

Irslaan Nowkhaiz, aged 18, of Mansfield Crescent, Brierfield, Nelson, has been charged with sexual touching.

No further action will be taken against a 19-year-old man who was also arrested in connection with the investigation.

The three men will appear before Bury Magistrates Court on February 7.

The charges relate to alleged exploitation in Greater Manchester in August 2012 and Lancashire in January 2013.

The men were arrested on April 26 last year.