Man, 47, faces magistrates on string of Fenland-based indecency charges

A 47-YEAR-old man appeared before magistrates on indecency charges alleged to have taken place in Fenland nine years ago.

Philip Duke, of no fixed abode, did not enter a plea when he appeared before Cambridge magistrates on Thursday.

Duke was charged with the following offences said to have taken place across Cambridgeshire:

*Gross indecency with a boy of under 16 alleged to have taken place on July 14, 2002 in Wisbech.

*Inciting a boy under the age of 16 to commit an act of gross indecency alleged to have taken place between March 1 to April 30 at Elm in 2002.


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* Indecent assault on a boy under the age of 12 alleged to have taken place in Friday Bridge between June 28 and July 1 in 2002.

* Indecent assault on a boy under the age of 16 alleged to have taken place between June 28 and July 1 in 2002 at Friday Bridge.

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The case was adjourned for a committal hearing at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court on June 2.

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