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Six Newham men among seven suspects charged with sexual offences against 14-year-old girl

PUBLISHED: 15:57 08 March 2013 | UPDATED: 16:02 08 March 2013

Six Newham men are among a group of seven suspects who have been charged with sexual offences against a 14-year-old girl.

The Crown Prosecution Service announced this morning that it had authorised the Metropolitan Police to charge the group.

The men, who all face various sexual offence charges, are:

• Desmond Agyei, 23, of Brighton Road, Newham, who was charged with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child, four counts of rape, one count of attempted rape and trafficking a person within the UK for sexual exploitation.

• Edward Kofi Edunya, 23, of Artisan Close, Newham, who was charged with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child, and one count of rape.

• Perry Murray, 24, of Park Grove, Newham, who was charged with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child, and one count of rape.

• Austin Odisi, 24, of Oxleas, Newham, who was charged with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child, and eight counts of rape.

• Justin Maynard, 23, of Bluebell Avenue, Newham, who was charged with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child, and five counts of rape.

• Adedeji Atitebi, 21, of Lonsdale Avenue, Newham, who was charged with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child, trafficking a person within the UK for sexual exploitation, and one count of voyeurism.

• David Sarpong, 23, of Cedar Close, Ilford, who was charged with conspiracy to engage in sexual activity with a child, two counts of rape and one court of attempted rape.

The charges, made under the Sexual Offences Act 2003, relate to offences which are alleged to have occurred between May and November 2012.

All seven defendants were due to appear before Thames Magistrates Court today.


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