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Man sent for trial on child sex charges

PUBLISHED: 13:30 06 August 2001 | UPDATED: 15:16 03 March 2010

AN IPSWICH man charged with a string of indecent assaults on children will stand trial at Ipswich Crown Court.

AN IPSWICH man charged with a string of indecent assaults on children will stand trial at Ipswich Crown Court.

Bartholomew Hoey, of Nacton Road, Ipswich, faces a total of nine charges of indecent assault on females under 16, one charge of indecent assault on a female and a further accusation of gross indecency towards a child.

The 52-year-old has entered not guilty pleas to all of the 11 alleged offences.

Hoey appeared at Ipswich Crown Court for a plea and directions hearing.

Wearing glasses, a white jacket and blue shirt he spoke only to confirm his details to the court and to deny the allegations he faces.

The defendant was represented in court for the 15-minute hearing by Saqib Rauf. Alex Bailin was prosecuting the case.

Hoey, is accused of indecently assaulting two girls under the age of 16 over a period of four years. The first alleged victim is said to have been 11 when the assaults started in 1996.

The other alleged victim is also said to have been just 11-years-old when the assaults on her are said to have started in 1997.

The victims, who can not be named for legal reasons, are said to have been assaulted by Hoey on several occasions between November 1996 and March 2000.

Hoey is also accused of an act of gross indecency towards a child aged 14.

Judge John Devaux released Hoey on conditional bail and fixed a trial date for November 5.

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