Operation Bullfinch background
In May 2011, Thames Valley Police and Oxfordshire County Council launched Operation Bullfinch, a joint investigation into suspected serious sexual offences against children in Oxfordshire.
Two years later, seven men were convicted at the Old Bailey of 59 counts of offences including rape, trafficking and arranging or facilitating prostitution.
They were sentenced to a total of 95 years’ imprisonment for offences against six girls between 2004 and 2011.
Since then, four more men have been convicted of offences relating to Operation Bullfinch and a dedicated team of 20 detectives continues to investigate potential victims and suspects of child sexual exploitation in Oxfordshire.
Thames Valley Police has today (22/3) executed 14 warrants across Oxford as part of an operation targeting child exploitation offences.