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Court appearance over child prostitution

Blackpool Magistrates Court

Blackpool Magistrates Court

A man is to appear in court today following a police investigation into an international child prostitution racket.

Former company secretary of music wholesale firm Christopher Leack, 48, will appear before magistrates in Blackpool.

Leack, of Suffolk Road, Blackpool, is charged with arranging and facilitating the prostitution of a young girl in the Philippines.

He is also alleged to have arranged her use in explicit pornography.

He is the second UK citizen to appear before the courts in connection with the police investigation.

Others, including a high ranking Army officer, are currently on police bail.

The charges faced by Leack are expected to be sent for hearing at Crown Court.

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