Australia: Pensioner to face UK child sex charges

Reginald Davis will appear before a London court later facing 16 counts, including several of raping a child under the age of 12.

London: A 77-year-old man from Australia
was charged on Wednesday with a string of London child sex attacks
dating back to 1949, London`s Metropolitan Police said.

Reginald Davis will appear before a London court later
facing 16 counts, including several of raping a child under
the age of 12, stretching over a period of around 20 years,
the force said in a statement.

Police gave his address as Wanneroo, western Australia.
Davis faces four counts of raping a child, three of
attempted rape, eight of indecent assault and one of inciting
a child to commit an act of gross indecency, all in the London
area.

The first charge is dated April 16, 1949, with the last
on November 16, 1971. The majority of the attacks took place
in the 1950s.

PTI