Man in court over ‘sex offences’

p17603UK-News-6-1

Published: Tuesday 6th January 2015 by The News Editor

Comments (0)

A Maoist activist is due to appear in court today charged with 25 offences including rape and child cruelty.

Aravindan Balakrishnan, 74, is also accused of false imprisonment and 19 counts of indecent assault.

The alleged offences relate to three women between January 1980 and October 2013.

Balakrishnan, of Latymer Road, Edmonton, north London, is due to appear at Southwark Crown Court this morning.

The pensioner, who was arrested in Lambeth, south London, in November 2013, faces one count of cruelty to a person under the age of 16, one count of false imprisonment, 19 counts of indecent assault and four counts of rape.

The child cruelty charge states that between January 6 1983 and January 7 1999 Balakrishnan “wilfully ill-treated, assaulted, and neglected” a child in a manner “likely to cause unnecessary suffering to the said child or injury to its health”.

A 67-year-old woman, understood to be Balakrishnan’s wife, Chanda Pattni, was arrested with him in November last year.

In September, after 10 months on bail, she was told she would face no further action and was released without charge.

Published: Tuesday 6th January 2015 by The News Editor

Comments (0)

Local business search