Norfolk: Three Charged With 53 Sex Offences

27 February 2014, 15:14 | Updated: 27 February 2014, 16:28

A Kings Lynn man is among three men who have been charged with a total of 53 historic sex offences.

The alleged offences took place between 1967 and 1993 at Swaylands School for vulnerable children in Penshurst, Kent.

The school was set up in 1942 and looked after children aged between seven and 19 with learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

73-year-old David Hennessey of Westfields, Narborough, Kings Lynn has been charged with 16 counts of indecent assault.

The other men, Colwyn Baker, 70, of Morningside, Edinburgh and 61-year-old Nigel Putman of Kings Road, Slough, Berkshire are charged with a combined amount of 37 assaults.

A spokesman for Kent Police said: "These charges follow a lengthy and and complex investigation."

All three men are due back in court next month.