Five men charged with child sexual exploitation offences - Oxford

04/06/2015

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge five men with child sexual exploitation offences in Oxford.

More than 100 police officers executed warrants at eight properties across Oxford early morning on Tuesday, 02 June 2015 as part of Operation Sabaton.  Nine men were arrested, four have been released on police bail pending further enquiries and five were charged yesterday, Wednesday, 03 June 2015.

Details of the five charged are as follows:

  • Assad Hussain, aged 34, of no fixed abode, has been charged with six charges of indecent assault and six charges of rape. 
  • Qasim Hussain, aged 29, of Hurst Street, Oxford, has been charged with rape.
  • Naim Khan, aged 36, of Herschel Crescent, Oxford, has been charged with two charges of indecent assault, rape, supplying a controlled drug of Class A namely cocaine, supplying a controlled drug of Class A namely heroin, sexual touching, and making an indecent film of a child.
  • Allah Ditta Yousaf, aged 45, of Bodley Road, Oxford, has been charged with four charges of indecent assault.
  • Owais Khan, aged 31, of Belvedere Road, Oxford, has been charged with indecent assault, and five charges of rape.

Adrian Foster, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a file was forwarded to us to consider whether any criminal charges could be brought against these men.

"Having carefully reviewed all of the available evidence, Thames and Chiltern CPS authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge them with various offences.

"The charges followed as a result of the execution of warrants at eight properties across Oxford on Tuesday, 02 June 2015.

"The decision to charge was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."

Assad Hussain's court appearance is yet to be scheduled.  The remaining four men have been remanded in police custody to appear before Oxford Magistrates' Court today, Thursday, 04 June 2015.

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