A MAN has been charged following a series of dawn raids yesterday targeting people suspected of sex attacks and child trafficking.
Hassan Raza, 23, of Belvedere Road in Leyton, is due to appear at Barking Magistrates' Court today (Friday December 14) accused of sexual touching.
Three other men from outside Waltham Forest have also been charged with other sex offences, including rape and inciting child prostitution.
A total of 12 properties were involved in the operations in Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Newham and Barking & Dagenham.
The Met has so far identified four victims aged between 16 and 18 related to the investigation.