Man charged with additional sex offences - Aylesbury

28/05/2014

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge a man with additional sex offences.

Michael Salmon, aged 79, from Park Lane, Salisbury, Wiltshire, has been charged with five charges of indecent assault of a girl under the age of 16, and two charges of rape.

The charges relate to offences, which are alleged to have taken place against three victims at hospitals in Buckinghamshire, including Stoke Mandeville Hospital and Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital between 1980 to 1987.

Adrian Foster, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "Following an investigation by Thames Valley Police, a file was forwarded to us to consider whether any criminal charges could be brought against Michael Salmon.

"Having carefully reviewed all of the available evidence, Thames and Chiltern CPS authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge the man with seven sex offences including rape.

"The charges relate to incidents involving three victims, which took place between 1980 and 1987 at hospitals in Buckinghamshire, including Stoke Mandeville Hospital and Royal Buckinghamshire Hospital.

"The decision to charge was taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors."

Salmon has been released on bail to appear at Aylesbury Magistrates' Court on Monday, 16 June 2014.

The charges stem from the Metropolitan Police Service's Operation Yewtree.

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