Jury to retire in trial of man accused of showing teen boy porn magazines in his Ipswich caravan

Fiona McIntosh has been cleared of fraud at Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Fiona McIntosh has been cleared of fraud at Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: PHIL MORLEY - Credit: Archant

The jury in the trial of a 68-year-old former Ipswich man accused of sexually assaulting a schoolboy in his mobile home more than a decade ago is expected to retire to consider its verdicts on Monday.

Before Ipswich Crown Court is Stanley Blatchford, of Bildeston Road, Combs, who has denied five offences of indecent assault on a male between 2001 and 2004.

Giving evidence during the trial Blatchford denied showing the boy pornographic magazines and sexually assaulting him.

“It never happened,” he said.

Katherine Davey, prosecuting, said that the boy was aged between 13-15 and Blatchford was in his early 50s.


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She alleged that Blatchford allowed the boy to look at pornographic magazines during visits to his mobile home in Bourne Park, Wherstead Road, Ipswich and had touched him sexually and got the boy to touch him.

She alleged that Blatchford told the boy that if he said “o” three times he would stop but when the boy did that Blatchford had not stopped.

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Blatchford had also allegedly told the boy that what happened between them was a secret.

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