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Girl tells Banbury child sex jury of park abuse

A 17-year-old girl has told a jury she was forced to have sex with men in parks in Banbury when she was 14.

The girl, who cannot be named, told Oxford Crown Court she "thought it was normal" that she was passed around a group of men for sex.

Seven men from Banbury are on trial accused of sexually abusing eight girls, aged between 13 and 16, from 2011 to 2014.

The group, aged 17 to 26, deny the charges. The trial continues.

The jury has been told the men targeted vulnerable girls at parties they had organised on social media.

The prosecution alleges the offences took place in cars, woods or at the defendants' homes.

It is claimed some of the men abused the girls at Spiceball Park in Banbury, at Banbury United Football Club, and other locations in the town centre.

The defendants and the charges are:

  • Ahmed Hassan-Sule, 20, of Glyndebourne Gardens - charged with 13 counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of assault by penetration
  • Said Saleh, 20, of Orchard Way - charged with two counts of sexual activity with a child
  • Mohamed Saleh, 22, of Orchard Way - charged with three counts of sexual activity with a child and one of rape
  • Takudzwa Hova, 21, of Broughton Road - charged with one count of sexual activity with a child, two counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, and two of rape
  • Kagiso Manase, 26, of Warwick Road - charged with two counts of sexual activity with a child, two counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and one count of sexual assault
  • Alexandru Nae, 19, of Broome Way - charged with one count of sexual activity with a child and one of rape
  • A 17-year-old male from Banbury, who cannot be named, charged with one count of rape

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