Banbury pensioner guilty of historic indecent assaults

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A 76-year-old man from Banbury has been found guilty of twelve counts of indecent assault following a five-day trial at Oxford Crown Court.

Neville Feasey of Yule Court was found unanimously guilty following the trial last Tuesday, September 15 but also found not guilty of six counts of rape.

The offences are historic and relate to one female victim. Feasey was arrested on March 2 last year and charged in September 2014.

Feasey is due to be sentenced back at Oxford Crown Court but a date has not yet been confirmed.

Investigating officer, Detective Constable Rebecca McLeod of the Child Abuse Investigation Unit based at Banbury Police Station, said: “This is a brilliant result for the victim in this case, who has lived with the memories of the abuse she suffered for more than forty years.

“The victim has shown considerable bravery in coming forward and now justice has been served with Feasey being convicted of twelve counts of indecent assault. I hope Feasey’s convictions will now enable the victim to move on with her life.

“I would like to thank the victim, the witnesses, all staff and officers at Thames Valley Police involved in the case, and the Crown Prosecution Service for securing these convictions.

“We hope that this case will encourage other victims to have the confidence to come forward and report offences, no matter how old. You can contact Thames Valley Police by calling 101, or if you prefer by visiting your nearest police station.”