December 10 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
The trial of nine men accused of sexual offences against a 14-year-old girl has been adjourned.
The defendants were expected to begin their eight-week trial at the Old Bailey today but it was delayed until Friday for legal reasons.
The men are charged with a series of offences including rape and conspiracy to have sexual activity with a child. They deny the charges.
The nine are Desmond Agyei, 23, Edward Kofi Edunya, 23, Perry Murray, 24, David Sarpong, 23, Adedeji Atitebi, 21, Austin Odisi, 24, Justin Maynard, 23, Olanrewaju Sonde, 24 and Thamsanqa Sibanda, 30.
All were arrested following a series of raids in and around London.