Six men charged with sex offences - Banbury

26/06/2014

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge six men with a total of 22 sex offences.

Details of the six men and their charges are as follows:

  • Ahmed Hassan-Sule, aged 20, of Glyndebourne Gardens, Banbury, has been charged with nine charges of sexual activity with a child.
  • Said Saleh, aged 20, of Orchard Way, Banbury, has been charged with sexual activity with a child.
  • Mohamed Saleh, aged 21, of Orchard Way, Banbury, has been charged with two charges of sexual activity with a child, and rape of a female under 16.
  • Takudzwa Hova, aged 21, of Broughton Road, Banbury, has been charged with sexual activity with a child, causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, and rape of a female under 16.
  • Kagiso Manase, aged 20, of Warwick Road, Banbury, has been charged with two charges of sexual activity with a child and two charges of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.
  • Alexandru Nae, aged 19, of Broome Way, Banbury, has been charged with sexual activity with a child, and rape of a child under 16.

The charges are in connection with an investigation into child sexual exploitation in Banbury.

The offences relate to five female victims and took place in Banbury and surrounding areas between 2011 and 2014, when the victims' ages ranged between 13 to 15.

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 the men with a total of 22 sex offences.

"The charges are in connection with an investigation into child sexual exploitation in Banbury.

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

The six men have been remanded in custody to appear at Banbury Magistrates' Court this morning, Thursday, 26 June 2014.

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