Sex offences trial dating back to 1960s to start today
THE TRIAL of an 85-year-old man charged with nine sexual offences against girls aged under 16 is due to start today.
Leslie Smith, of Hague Avenue, Rawmarsh, is charged with the offences which cover a 12-year period dating back to the 1960s.
Smith is accused of four rapes and five indecent assaults on three victims between 1966 and 1978.
He will appear for the hearing at Sheffield Crown Court.