Historic sex abuse trial of former Richmond care home manager set for next year

Richmond and Twickenham Times: Denial: Anthony McSweeney Denial: Anthony McSweeney

Two men charged with historical child sex crimes that date back to the 1970s will face trial next year.

John Stingemore, 72, a former boss of a Richmond care home, and 67-year-old Father Anthony McSweeney deny 14 child sex offences between them.

The pair are due to go on trial at Southwark Crown Court on February 2.

Mr Stingemore, of Stonehouse Drive, East Sussex, used to manage Grafton Close care home and denies five counts of indecent assault, one of taking indecent images of a child and one of indecency with a child.

Fr McSweeney, of Old Brighton Road North, Pease Pottage, 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.

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