Banbury man jailed for child sex offences


The offences occurred in 2020

A Banbury man has been sent to prison for three-and-a-half years for child sex offences.

Following a six day trial twenty-six year old Ben Brookes of Brunswick Place was found guilty by a unanimous jury of three counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.   The offences occurred between May 1 and October 14, 2020.

The trial concluded on January 22 and Brookes was sentenced at Oxford Crown Court last Thursday (February 29).

Detective Constable Grahame Lea said: “I would like to first commend the incredible bravery shown by the victim in this case. She has shown resilience and courage in coming forward and supporting the investigation. I am pleased we could get a positive result for her and her family.

“I hope this sentence will give other sexual offence victims the courage to come forward and report what has happened to them.

“Thames Valley Police are dedicated in investigating offences against woman and children and do our utmost to listen and help victims and provide them with the support they need.

“Anyone who has experienced sexual abuse should know they can speak to the police and feel confident that they will be listened to.

“I would like to reassure the public that we will always look to prosecute anyone who commits sexual offences against children, recent or non-recent. You will be supported, no matter what the passage of time, and we will bring offenders to justice.

“Anyone who wishes to speak to us can call 101 or make a report on our website. Support is available on our website.”

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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