Six men from Banbury and a boy aged under 18 accused of committing sexual offences against under age girls have appeared at Oxford Crown Court today (Thursday).
The men were charged following a police campaign entitled Operation Reportage by Thames Valley Police’s Kingfisher Team, set up to tackle child exploitation.
Ahmed Hassan, 20, of Glyndebourne Gardens, Takudzwa Hova, 21, of Broughton Road, Kagiso Manase, 20, of Warwick Road, Alexandru Nae, 19, of Broome Way, Mohamed Salah, 21, of Orchard Way and Said Salah, 20, of Orchard Way, all deny the offences which are alleged to have taken place on girls aged between 13 and 15 between 2009 and 2014.
The boy cannot be named for legal reasons.
The trial, estimated to last about eight weeks, was due to start on Tuesday but was adjourned due to illness. It will resume again at Oxford Crown Court on Monday.