Six men charged in connection with child exploitation investigation - Oxford

23/03/2012

Thames Valley Police together with Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) can confirm that six men have been charged tonight, Friday, 23 March 2012 in connection with Operation Bullfinch, an investigation into child exploitation in Oxford.

The men have been remanded in custody and will attend Magistrates' Court tomorrow, Saturday, 24 March 2012.

The details are as follows:

A 26-year-old man has been charged with ten counts of engaging in sexual activity with a child.

A 30-year-old man has been charged with one count of conspiring to rape a child, and one count of arranging prostitution of a child, and one count of trafficking.

A 31-year-old man has been charged with three counts of rape, one count of conspiring to rape a child, three counts of arranging the prostitution of a child, one count of making a threat to kill, and one count of trafficking.

A 37-year-old man has been charged with two counts of conspiracy to rape a child and one count of supplying a class A controlled drug to a child.

A 32-year-old man has been charged with one count of rape.

A 26-year-old man has been charged with four counts of rape, two counts of arranging the prostitution of a child, and one count of making a threat to kill.

Three other men arrested in connection with this investigation have been released on police bail until 12 April 2012.

Four other men were released on police bail yesterday, Thursday, 22 March 2012 pending further enquiries. The men aged 23, 31, 34, and 37, were bailed to return to a police station on the 19 April 2012.