Rain

Rain

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 6°C

Search

Clacton/Suffolk: Man denies grooming schoolgirl for sex

16:11 19 August 2014

Ipswich Crown Court

Ipswich Crown Court

Archant

A 72-year-old man was questioned about child sex allegations dating back 40 years after a woman came forward following publicity arising out of the Jimmy Savile child sex abuse scandal, a court has heard.

Colin Scott allegedly groomed the schoolgirl for sex while he was living in east Suffolk during the 1970s and told her she would be taken away from her family if she told anyone what had happened, Ipswich Crown Court was told.

Scott, now of Meadow View Park, St Osyth Road East, Clacton, has denied two offences of indecency with a child, rape and two offences of buggery dating back to the 1970s.

He has also denied offences of rape, indecent assault, buggery and assault causing actual bodily harm on a woman dating back more than 30 years.

Samantha Leigh, prosecuting, alleged that Scott had “groomed” the girl for sex and on one occasion had stopped his car in a country lane while he was giving her a lift and made her perform oral sex on him.

Miss Leigh claimed Scott told the girl she would be taken away from her family if she told anyone what had happened.

She alleged that Scott had also committed other sex offences in relation to the girl.

Although the girl allegedly told a friend when she was 17 about what she claimed Scott had done to her, the police only became involved after she confided in someone following the publicity surrounding the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal, said Miss Leigh.

She said a second alleged victim had claimed she had been kicked, punched and sexually assaulted by Scott.

She said that when police interviewed Scott about the allegations last year he accused both the alleged victims of lying.

The trial continues today.

Suffolk’s hit-making chart star, Ed Sheeran, wowed the crowds at this year’s Brit Awards with a rendition of his most recent hits.

More than 40 photographers will be exhibiting hundreds of images for this year’s Ipswich and District Photographic Society exhibition.

Council tax bills in Ipswich will go up by 2.7% from April.

A woman paid an alleged conman from Suffolk who claimed to be a helicopter pilot £300 for a flying lesson for her daughter that never took place, it has been claimed.

The owner of a pet cat who had its ears cut in what has been described as a “horrific” attack has spoken out to warn others.

A handwriting expert has told a court there was “strong support” to show that documents allegedly written by a man accused of murdering a Suffolk couple and a man who denies being him were written by the same person.

Diners gathered in Ipswich for a communal meal of international delicacies as part of a day of action to celebrate the contribution migrants make to the town.

Extra electricians will be on hand tomorrow in case strong winds cause damage to the region’s power system.

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Corrie McKeague have been handed a huge amount of Facebook data to examine by private investigators.

Suffolk and Essex have a lot to shout about when it comes to producing top quality food and drink brands which are capturing the world’s attention.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24