FORMER Rotherham mayor Barry Dodson has been charged with indecent assault.
Dodson (67), of Cranworth Road, Rotherham, who spent just three weeks as mayor following a civic ceremony in July, is alleged to have committed the offence against a 13-year-old girl in 1987.
He has been released on bail and will appear at Sheffield Magistrates Court on December 18.
In a statement issued to the Advertiser earlier this year Mr Dodson’s solicitor, Steve Smith, said: “If any proceedings are brought they will be defended vigorously.”
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