Man charged with 23 sexual offences in Lincolnshire abuse investigation

A 76-year-old-man has been charged with 23 sexual offences as part of an investigation into allegations of abuse involving children.

John Bailey, 76, from Ash Tree Park in Kipped, Leeds, faces Indecent Assaults charges on females under the age of 14 between 1957 and 1981.

He has been bailed to appear at Lincoln Magistrates’ Court on July 27.

The Operation Redstone investigation follows a review of historic safeguarding cases by the Diocese of Lincoln.

Officers previously charged 81-year-old Roy Griffiths with eight sexual offences, including six counts of indecent assault on a boy under the age of 14, as part of the ongoing enquiries about Lincoln Cathedral School – also under Operation Redstone.

He has been bailed to appear at Lincoln Crown Court on July 6.

As part of the investigation, officers appealed for anyone who may have information that could assist the enquiry and former pupils to come forward.

Update: Lincolnshire Police later clarified that charges relating to John Bailey do not involve Lincoln Cathedral School, but said investigations cover allegations across the county.