Pensioner from Australia to face London child sex charges

28th September 2011, Comments 0 comments

A 77-year-old man from Australia was charged on Wednesday with a string of London child sex attacks dating back to 1949, London's Metropolitan Police said.

Reginald Davis will appear before a London court later facing 16 counts, including several of raping a child under the age of 12, stretching over a period of around 20 years, the force said in a statement.

Police gave his address as Wanneroo, western Australia.

Davis faces four counts of raping a child, three of attempted rape, eight of indecent assault and one of inciting a child to commit an act of gross indecency, all in the London area.

The first charge is dated April 16, 1949, with the last on November 16, 1971. The majority of the attacks took place in the 1950s.

© 2011 AFP

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