BREAKING: Five Banbury men guilty of sex offences against vulnerable underage girls

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  • Ahmed Hassan-Sule found guilty of 12 counts
  • Three other men guilty of sexual offences
  • Youth, 17, guilty of rape
  • Jury to continue deliberations tomorrow, Friday

A jury at Oxford Crown Court reached a unanimous verdict on 19 out of 26 counts today (Thursday) in the trial of seven young Banbury men accused of abusing vulnerable underage girls.

Following a trial that started in January Hassan-Sule, 20, of Glyndebourne Gardens, was found guilty of 11 counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of assault by penetration.

Takudzwa Hova, 21, of Broughton Road, was found guilty of one count of rape.

Kagiso Manase, 26, of Warwick Road, was found guilty of sexual assault.

A 17-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was found guilty of rape.

Mohamed Saleh, 21, of Orchard Way, was found guilty of one count of sexual activity with a child and not guilty of one count of sexual activity with a child.

Said Saleh, 20, of Orchard Way, was found not guilty of sexual activity with a child.

Alexandru Nae, 19, of Broome Way, was found not guilty of sexual activity with a child.

The trial, which began at Oxford Crown Court on January 12, relates to incidents between 2011 and 2013.

The jury will continue deliberations tomorrow morning (Friday) with outstanding verdicts expected to be returned.

Sentencing will take place on April 17.