England

Romford man guilty of Vale of White Horse child sex offences

A 46-year-old man from Essex has been found guilty of a series of sexual offences against children.

Michael Costin, from Lincoln Avenue in Romford, was found guilty of 11 counts of sexual activity with a child and one of sexual assault.

Police said the victims came from the Vale of White Horse area in Oxfordshire.

Costin was remanded into custody by Oxford Crown Court and will be sentenced on 13 October.

Det Con Pete Semczyzyn commended the victims for coming forward during what he described as "an extremely difficult and traumatic time".

He said: "The jury have come to this decision and now Costin must pay the consequences of his behaviour."