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SIX men have been charged in connection with an investigation into child sexual exploitation in Banbury.

Thames Valley Police carried out a series of 6am raids involving 45 officers in Banbury yesterday and arrested six men.

Today, they were charged with a total of 22 offences.

Ahmed Hassan-Sule, aged 20, of Glyndebourne Gardens, Banbury, has been charged with nine counts of sexual activity with a child.

Said Saleh, aged 20, of Orchard Way Banbury, has been charged with one count of sexual activity with a child.

Mohamed Saleh, aged 21, of Orchard Way, Banbury, has been charged with two counts of sexual activity with a child and one count of rape of a female under 16.

Takudzwa Hova, aged 21, of Broughton Road, Banbury, has been charged with one count sexual activity with a child, one count of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and one count of rape of a female under 16.

Kagiso Manase, aged 20, of Warwick Road, Banbury, was charged with two counts of sexual activity with a child and two counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

Alexandru Nae, aged 19, of Broome Way, Banbury, has been charged with one count of sexual activity with a child and one count of rape of a child under 16.

They have all been remanded in custody and are scheduled to appear at Banbury Magistrates' Court tomorrow.

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