Man charged with non recent sexual offences against children - Aylesbury

23/11/2015

Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised officers from Thames Valley Police to charge a man with non recent sexual offences against children.

Michael Salmon, aged 80, of no fixed abode, was charged on Friday, 20 November 2015, with 24 charges of indecently assaulting a female, one charge of indecently assaulting a male and one charge of rape of a female under 16.

The charges relate to incidents, which are alleged to have taken place during the 1970s and 1980s in the Aylesbury area against 19 victims.

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 Salmon with rape and 25 charges of indecent assault.

"The charges relate to incidents, which are alleged to have taken place during the 1970s and 1980s in the Aylesbury area against 19 victims.

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

Salmon is due to appear at High Wycombe Magistrates' Court on Friday, 11 December 2015.

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