A YOUNG man accused of sexually assaulting five separate women in the city centre has had his case sent to Oxford Crown Court.

Rio Bunce, 20, appeared at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (March 26) charged with four counts of sexual assault and one count each of sexual assault by penetration and exposure.

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The charges relate to five sexual assaults on five separate women in Becket Street, Speedwell Street, Mill Street and Oxpens Road on Thursday (March 21).

Bunce, of Thames Street, Oxford, appeared in court for his first hearing.

His case has now been sent to Oxford Crown Court for a plea and trial preparation hearing on April 26 at 10.30am.

The 20-year-old had been remanded in custody until his next hearing.