Burnley pensioner on sex charges

A Burnley pensioner appeared before the town’ s magistrates’ court, accused of six sexual allegations, said to have been committed some years ago.

Thursday, 21st May 2015, 8:49 am
Burnley Magistrates Court

Jack Bell, 77, of Hogarth Avenue, faces four charges of sexual assault on a female, one allegation of indecent assault on a girl under 16 and one count of causing or inciting a girl under 13 to engage in sexual activity. The alleged offences are said to have taken place in Burnley.

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The defendant’s case will be heard at Burnley Crown Court and he was bailed until a hearing there on June 22.