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64-year-old man charged with string of sexual offences against children

Ian Hughes 24th Jul, 2020 Updated: 24th Jul, 2020

A 64-YEAR-OLD man has been charged in connection with sexual offences against children in Leamington.

John Gillatt, of Woodmarket, Lutterworth, has been charged with six counts of rape, five counts of sexual assault, one count of making indecent images of a child and one count of possession of extreme pornographic material.

He appeared at Coventry Magistrates Court yesterday where he was remanded in custody to appear at Warwickshire Crown Court on August 20.

The charges come following an investigation by Warwickshire Police’s Child Abuse, Trafficking and Exploitation (CATE) Team and relate to three victims in Leamington and Leicester between 2004 and 2020.

A police spokesperson said: “Warwickshire Police will always investigate reports of sexual offences and have specially trained detectives who can speak to children or adults who are victims of a sexual crime. If you are a victim of a sexual offence you can report it to police on 101. Always call 999 in an emergency.

“If you do not feel comfortable speaking to officers, you can contact a referral centre which specialises in helping victims of rape and sexual assault – including providing medical care and counselling.

In Warwickshire victims can contact the Blue Sky Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC).

For more information visit www.blueskycentre.org.uk, call 01926 507805 or email geh-tr.theblueskycentre@nhs.net

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