Burnley pensioner on sex charges

Burnley Magistrates Court

Burnley Magistrates Court

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

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.

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