=Â Two men have today, Friday 15 August, been charged in connection with Operation Fernbridge.
Father Anthony McSweeney (23.1.47 – 67 yrs) of Old Brighton Road North, Pease Pottage is charged with one count that together with John Stingemore he did indecently assault a boy under 16 years of age between 4.11.1980 – 1.7.1981.
John Stingemore (23.5.42 – 72 yrs) of Stonehouse Drive, St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex is charged as follows:
= 1 x taking indecent photographs of a child under 16 years between 4.11.1980 – 1.7.1981
= 2 x indecent assault of a boy under 16 years of age between 4.11.80 and 1.7.81
= 1 x together with Anthony McSweeney did indecently assault a boy under 16 years of age between 4.11.1980 and 1.7.1981
= 1 x conspiracy to bugger a boy under 16 years of age with an unknown male between 4.11.1980 – 1.7.1981
= 1 x buggery of a boy under 16 years of age between 4.11.1980 – 1.7.1981
The pair were bailed to appear at Westminster Magistratesâ€™ Court on 27 August and not 27 September as previously stated.
All charges relate to one victim, who was aged between 10 and 11 years of age at the time of the offences.