Delay in trial of two men accused of historic child sex offences in Richmond

Delay in trial of two men accused of historic child sex offences

Anthony McSweeney: Denies several charges

John Stingemore: Denies several charges

First published in News This Is Local London: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

The trial of two men charged with historical child sex crimes has been delayed.

John Stingemore, 72, of Stonehouse Drive, East Sussex and 67-year-old Father Anthony McSweeney, of Old Brighton Road North, Pease Pottage, were due appear at Southwark Crown Court for a mention hearing on June 13.

The hearing has been put back to June 27.

Mr Stingemore, who managed Grafton Close care home, denies five counts of indecent assault, one of taking indecent images of a child and one of indecency with a child.

Fr McSweeney denies two counts of indecent assault, one of taking indecent images of a child, three of making indecent images of a child and one of possessing indecent images of a child.

The charges relate to six alleged victims, who were all between nine and 15 when the alleged offences took place in the 70s and 80s.

A trial date has not yet been set.

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