A 28-year-old man has appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged with sexual grooming and related offences.

Rezahul Shastab, 28, of Dane Street, Burnley, is also charged with possessing a false Bangladeshi passport bearing his name with the intention of establishing personal information about himself and seeking to obtain leave to remain in the UK by submitting the false passport.


As well as sexual grooming Shastab faces a charge of engaging in non-penetrative sexual activity witha 15 year old girl, taking two 15 year old girls from the lawful custody of a parent or guardian and two charges of inciting girls to engage in sexual activity.

He was sent in custody to Burnley Crown Court where he will appear on December 4.