Wednesday 18 October 2017

Briton arrested by Spanish police over historic 'sex abuse' in UK

The suspect is wanted by police in Newcastle
The suspect is wanted by police in Newcastle

Spanish police have arrested a British man wanted by UK authorities in a sexual abuse case against a minor that was first reported over 20 years ago.

The man was arrested on Thursday in Alicante, south east of Madrid.

Authorities say the man befriended the victim's father to approach the minor, who he allegedly repeatedly abused at his home between October 1994 and the spring of 1995.

The suspect allegedly abused another boy during those years, a friend of the victim. The suspect is said to have lured the second boy into his home with promises of alcohol and tobacco.

Newcastle courts have charged the suspect with eight counts of abuse against a 16-year-old minor.

He could face 10 years in prison if found guilty.

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