Elderly Northampton man charged with alleged child sex offences

The 89-year-old has been remanded in custody over a series of alleged incidents

Tuesday, 30th March 2021, 7:20 am
An 89-year-old man has been charged with alleged child sex offences.

An 89-year-old Northampton man has denied a series of child sex offences that allegedly took place last year.

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Bernard Crathorne, currently of HMP Peterborough, appeared at Northampton Crown Court yesterday charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a child as well two counts of trying to incite children.

The offences, which Crathorne denies, allegedly took place in 2020.

The 89-year-old was remanded into custody and will return to court in April. He is expected to stand trial before the end of the year.