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Pensioner given bail on child sex charge

PUBLISHED: 15:41 06 July 2001 | UPDATED: 10:18 03 March 2010

A SUFFOLK pensioner has been told to stay away from young people after appearing in court accused of sexually abusing a boy.

A SUFFOLK pensioner has been told to stay away from young people after appearing in court accused of sexually abusing a boy.

John Green, of Marina Gardens, Felixstowe, who is currently on conditional bail, must now return to South East Suffolk Magistrates' Court in Ipswich next month for a further hearing.

The 68-year-old faces charges of gross indecency with a boy under 14. The alleged offence is said have occurred on June 24.

Dressed in a white suit, red tie and trainers, the pensioner listened intently as the charge was read out before magistrates in Ipswich.

The preliminary hearing lasted less than ten minutes.

During proceedings Green appeared relaxed and spoke only to confirm his name and address.

Ian Persaud, defending, told the court this was a "very serious matter" and he would have to wait for a full file before taking proceedings further.

Magistrates released Green, who attended the hearing on his own, on conditional bail until August 7.

Among the conditions of his bail were that he had no contact or communication with anyone under the age of 18 and that he report to a police station on a daily basis.

No application was made to amend the bail conditions.

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