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Thursday, August 30, 2012
A former police officer who has denied a series of sexual offences against children is to go on trial later this year.
John Clack, 53, from Earlham Court in Norwich, has been accused of 14 offences, which allegedly happened during a period ranging from August 1997 to April 2004.
They included seven allegations of indecent assault, the first taking place between August 21 1997 and August 20 1999, involving a child between seven and eight years old.
The remaining six alleged indecent assaults took place between August 21 1999 and April 30, 2004, allegedly involving a girl aged between nine and 13.
He also faces five counts of indecency - four of which involve with a girl aged between nine and 13. The other involves a boy aged between eight and 10.
The remaining two charges are the attempted rape of a girl under 16 and causing or inciting a 14-year-old child to engage in sexual activity.
Mr Clack, who has denied all 14 charges, has had a trial date fixed for November 26.
He was bailed by Judge Peter Jacobs and warned to make sure he was there otherwise the trial would “simply go on without you”.