Teenager charged with sexual offences against children - Wokingham

08/06/2015

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

Nicholas Faithfull, aged 19, of Sevenoaks Road, Earley, was charged on Saturday, 06 June 2015, with six charges of an offender over 18 years engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a girl 13-15 and one charge of an offender over 18 years causing/inciting sexual activity with a girl 13-15.

The charges are in relation to incidents, which are alleged to have occurred against a number of girls between 1 January 2014 and 1 June 2015, in Wokingham.

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 Nicholas Faithfull.

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

"The charges are in relation to incidents, which are alleged to have occurred against a number of girls between 1 January 2014 and 1 June 2015 in Wokingham.

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

Faithfull appeared at Reading Magistrates' Court on Saturday, 06 June 2015, and was released on bail. He is next due to appear at Reading Crown Court on Monday, 29 June 2015.

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