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Ball Hill man Peter Clarke accused of sex assault in Compton

A MAN has been sent to the crown court charged with sexual assault.

Peter Clarke appeared in the dock at Reading Magistrates’ Court for a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, January 3.

Reading Magistrates Courts
Reading Magistrates Courts

The 72-year-old, of Ball Hill, is accused of sexually touching a woman when she did not consent in Compton on February 8 last year.

Mr Clarke, who was legally represented at the hearing by Catherine Brymer, was told the case was being sent to Reading Crown Court to be dealt with by a judge and, in the event of a trial, by a jury on a date to be fixed.

District judge Samuel Goozee meanwhile released him on unconditional bail.

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