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Man, 20, convicted of sex act on teen
1:05pm Monday 14th October 2013 in News
A 20-YEAR-OLD man has been convicted of having sexual activity with a child and cleared of indecent assault.
Tommy Fury, of The Beeches Caravan Park, in Old London Road, near Chipping Norton, was found guilty of performing a sex act on a teenage boy in 2011.
A jury in Oxford Crown Court took seven hours and 23 minutes to reach a majority verdict by a margin of 10 to two yesterday.
The trial started on Monday and Charles Ward-Jackson, prosecuting, said the incident had taken place in Chipping Norton.
During his cross examination the barrister said to Fury: “You lay down next to him and put your hand down his trousers, didn’t you?”
The defendant replied: “No, I didn’t.”
Mr Ward-Jackson also asked questions about text messages sent from his phone to the complainant, which referred to the incident.
Fury said he did not know who sent the messages and that he sometimes left his phone charging at a friend’s house.
Mr Ward-Jackson said: “It’s so much simpler than that – you sent them.”
Fury replied: “No, I didn’t send those text messages.”
Mr Ward-Jackson added that some of the texts seemed to be “blaming” his victim for the encounter.
He said another message threatened to tell people about the assault and was “blackmailing” the teenager.
Fury was cleared of an indecent assault on another teenage boy, who it was alleged he had kissed on the neck.
He was released on bail and will be sentenced at the crown court next month
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