Man summonsed over historic child sex offences


West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) have today authorised the charging of a 95-year-old man from Devon for historic child sex offences.

The charges related to offences which were allegedly carried out by Jack Mount between 1954 and 1979.

Wendy Bounds, District Crown Prosecutor from West Midlands CPS, said:

"I have today authorised West Mercia Police to charge Jack Mount with 32 counts of sexual offences relating to 12 victims. The counts span a period of over 20 years between 1954 and 1979 and involve both male and female victims.

"The decision has been taken in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.

"Mr Mount has been summoned to appear before Birmingham Magistrates Court on 31 October 2014.

"Criminal proceedings are now active and the defendant has a right to a fair trial. It is therefore extremely important that there should be no commentary or reporting which could in any way prejudice these proceedings."