Damien Bendall: CPS authorises additional charge
A CPS spokesperson said: “The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised a further charge for Damien Bendall, 31, after reviewing a file of evidence from Derbyshire Police. He has now been charged with rape of a girl under 13.
“Mr Bendall was previously charged with four counts of murder in relation to an incident in Killamarsh, Derbyshire.
“The additional charge was today (26 November) confirmed to the court at a hearing held at Nottingham Crown Court.
“All are reminded that criminal proceedings against the defendant are active and that he has the right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.”
Notes to editors
- The review of the evidence was carried out in accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors.