Five young Banbury men found guilty of sex offences against teenage girls

Oxford Crown Court
Oxford Crown Court

Five young men from Banbury were today (Thursday) convicted of a range of sexual offences against teenage girls.

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

Ahmed 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 on remaining counts tomorrow morning (Friday).

Sentencing will take place on April 17.