John Stingemore, the former deputy manager of Grafton Close children’s home in Richmond and Father Tony McSweeney,a Roman Catholic priest have pleaded not guilty to all 14 charges against them following the Operation Fernbridge investigation. A report is on the Exaro News website
Stingemore,aged 72, has denied five charges of indecent assault, one of taking an indecent picture and one of indecency with a child. McSweeney, a 66 year old priest ,pleaded not guilty to seven charges, two of indecent assault, three of making indecent images of children , one of taking an indecent image of a child and one of possessing indecent pictures of children.
Five charges against both men made during the initial hearing at Westminster Magistrates Court earlier this year were not pressed. They included a conspiracy with persons unknown to commit buggery and two counts of indecent assault against Stingemore and one case of indecent assault against McSweeney.
No date has been fixed for the trial. The hearing was subject to reporting restrictions.
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