Pensioner on rape charge

Blackpool Magistrates Court
Blackpool Magistrates Court
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A FORMER serviceman has made his first court appearance charged with rape and indecent assault offences.

Former serviceman John Simpson, 73, faces a series of allegations he raped a girl when she was aged between 11 and 13-years-old.

He is further accused of indecently assaulting a second girl when she was aged between seven and 15.

Simpson, of Montpelier Avenue, Bispham faces 13 charges.

He was remanded to appear at Preston Crown Court on December 6.