A PLEA and trial preparation hearing has been scheduled for a man accused of assaulting a woman in Oxford.

Ryan Sexon, of West Way, Botley, appeared at Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Monday (June 4) charged with one count of assault of a female 13 and over by penetration with part of the body.

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The 26-year-old is accused of assaulting a woman with his fingers on August 22, 2020.

Sexon was not asked to enter a plea and the case has been sent to Oxford Crown Court as it is an indictable offence only – meaning it can only be dealt with at the higher court.

The defendant will now be due at Oxford Crown on July 5 at 10.30am for a plea and trial preparation hearing.