Verdict due on sex abuse charge couple

JURORS at Ipswich Crown Court retired to consider their verdicts today in the trial of a Suffolk couple accused of ritualistic sexual assaults on two teenage girls.

JURORS at Ipswich Crown Court retired to consider their verdicts today in the trial of a Suffolk couple accused of ritualistic sexual assaults on two teenage girls.

David Stalford, 56, and his wife Bette Stalford, 55, Oak Hill, Hollesley, have denied six joint offences of indecent assault and six alternative offences of indecency with a child. David Stalford denied five offence of indecent assault and has been found not guilty on the direction of the trial judge of three of the charges.