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Oxford sex raids: Four men in court

Thames Valley Police Operation Sabaton Image copyright Thames Valley Police
Image caption More than 100 officers from Thames Valley Police were involved in the early-morning operation

Four men have appeared in court following a series of raids by police investigating child sexual exploitation in Oxford.

More than 100 Thames Valley officers executed warrants at eight properties across the city early on Tuesday. Nine men were arrested.

Four of the men appeared at Oxford Magistrates' Court earlier, where they were remanded in custody.

They will appear at Oxford Crown Court on 19 June.

The men in court were:

  • Qasim Hussain, aged 29, of Hurst Street, Oxford, charged with one count of rape
  • Naim Khan, aged 36, of Herschel Crescent, Oxford, charged with two counts of indecent assault, one count of rape, one count of supplying cocaine, one count of supplying heroin, one count of sexual touching, and one count of making an indecent film of a child
  • Allah Ditta Yousaf, aged 45, of Bodley Road, Oxford, charged with four counts of indecent assault
  • Owais Khan, aged 31, of Belvedere Road, Oxford, charged with one count of indecent assault and five counts of rape

A fifth man, Assad Hussain, 34, of no fixed abode, is charged with six counts of indecent assault and six counts of rape. His court appearance is yet to be scheduled.

Three other men from Oxford, aged 36, 34 and 37, have been released on police bail until 8 July.

A further man, aged 44, also from Oxford, has been released on police bail until 15 July.

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Image caption Searches are expected to continue at the addresses across Oxford where arrests were made

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