Man charged with child sexual offences - Bracknell

09/03/2015

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge a man with child sexual offences in Bracknell.

Simon McLaren-Tosh, aged 49, of Bracknell Road, Warfield, Bracknell, has been charged with five charges of sexual assault on a child under 13 years.

The charges are in relation to offences committed against five girls aged under 13 in Bracknell between 20 April and 20 August 2014.

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 this man.

"Having carefully reviewed all of the available evidence, Thames and Chiltern CPS authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge the man with five charges of sexual assault on a child under 13 years.

"The charges are in relation to offences committed against five girls aged under 13 in Bracknell between 20 April and 20 August 2014.

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

McLaren-Tosh has been remanded in police custody to appear at Slough Magistrates' Court tomorrow, Tuesday, 10 March 2015.

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