Prison officer denies sex attacks

A PRISON officer has pleaded not guilty to a number of sexual offences.

A PRISON officer has pleaded not guilty to a number of sexual offences.

William Payne, 54, of Pepper Place, Kesgrave, pleaded not guilty to four charges including assaulting a male aged 13 or over by penetration when he appeared at Ipswich Crown Court.

Other charges included abusing a position of trust - sexual activity with a boy aged 13-17 and two counts of sexual assault on a male.

The offences are alleged to have taken place at Warren Hill prison.


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A five-day trial will start at Ipswich Crown Court on Monday April 12. Payne was released on unconditional bail.

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