Nelson historic child sex offences: man (48) in court

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A 48-year-old man appeared in court charged with a number of historic child sex offences in Nelson.

Mark St John Duckworth, from Peterborough, faces three charges of indecent assault of a girl under the age of 14 between 2001 and 2004, Burnley Magistrates’ Court heard.

The defendant also faces a further count against a girl under 13 between 2004 and 2005. He faces five allegations of possessing indecent images of a child. He was bailed to Burnley Crown Court on July 8th.