Pensioner aged 95 charged with sex attacks on 12 children
Jack Mount, from Devon, is alleged to have committed the crimes in Birmingham, Shropshire and Yorkshire between 1954 and 1979
A 95-year-old man has appeared in court charged with committing historic sex offences against 12 children.
Jack Mount was not required to enter a plea to a total of 32 charges alleged to have been committed in Birmingham, Shropshire and Yorkshire between 1954 and 1979.
The pensioner, who was born in May 1919, spoke only to confirm his age and address during a brief appearance at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court.
The court agreed to a request by prosecutor David Devine for Mount to be committed to appear at Birmingham Crown Court this afternoon due to his age and the nature of the alleged offences.
Mount, of South Molton, Devon, faces nine counts of rape, six of gross indecency, nine of indecent assault, and eight other sexual offences.