Pensioner faces historic rape charges

North Devon Magistrates Court, Barnstaple

North Devon Magistrates Court, Barnstaple - Credit: Archant

Man, 82, charged with 16 counts of indecency towards young girls

A pensioner has appeared at North Devon Magistrates’ Court faced with 16 charges of indecency towards young girls today (Friday).

Kenneth Tucker, 82, of Rackenford near South Molton, is charged with one count of rape on a girl under the age of 16, 12 counts of indecent assault on girls under 14 and three counts of gross indecency towards girls under 14.

The incidents are alleged to have occurred between 1990 and 1992 with five different girls.

Mr Tucker, represented by Mr Dart, will face trial at Exeter Crown Court at 10am on November 8.

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He remains on unconditional bail.

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