"A 95-year-old retired headteacher will become the oldest person to stand trial in Britain after he denied a string of sexual offences dating back over half-a-century."
"Jack Mount, who was born in 1919, faces 50 counts of abusing children over a 25 year period, between 1953 and 1979. The former head of the privately-run Brookside School, near Craven Arms, Shropshire, faces nine charges of rape, seven of indecency with a child, 20 of indecent assault, and 14 other serious sexual assault charges."
"The alleged offences involve 17 victims, both boys and girls, in South Shropshire, Barnsley, and Birmingham.
All the complainants were aged between seven and 13 when they claim they were abused by Mount, who lives in South Molton, Devon. Mount, who suffers from Parkinson's disease, appeared at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday afternoon for a plea and case management hearing."
"Britain's oldest convicted paedophile Frederick Smith, who was jailed for 12 months last June at Ipswich Crown Court for sexually abusing a schoolgirl over a 10-year period in the 70s and 80s, died last month at the age of 94 after falling out of his bed in Norwich Prison."