Man, 70, from Bury St Edmunds denies historic sex offences

Melvyn Walker appeared at Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Melvyn Walker appeared at Ipswich Crown Court. Picture: GREGG BROWN

The trial of a 70-year-old Suffolk man accused of sexually assaulting two schoolgirls over a period of ten years will take place in June next year.

Before Ipswich Crown Court today, December 11, for a plea and trial preparation hearing was Melvyn Walker, of Oliver Road, Bury St Edmunds.

He pleaded not guilty to two offences of indecently assaulting a girl under 14 between July 1998 and July 2000, and one of indecency with a child during the same period in relation to one alleged victim.

He also pleaded not guilty to two offences of sexual assault on a total of not less than 10 occasions and one offence of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity in relation to the second alleged victim. The offences are alleged to have been committed between October 2006 and October 2009.

Judge David Goodin adjourned Walker’s trial, which is expected to last a week, until June 4 next year.


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