OAP faces 19 child sex allegations

A pensioner has gone on trial accused of sexually abusing four children over a 37-year period.

Sunday, 2nd October 2016, 3:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 2:46 pm
Liverpool Crown Court

Brian Coop, who is now 77, faces a total of 19 sex offences involving three girls and one boy between 1973 and 2010.

A Liverpool Crown Court jury heard that he denies all the allegations.

Eric Lamb, prosecuting, said that Coop would be maintaining that “all four of the conplainants were making it up”.

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The hearing was told that the case will involve 17 offences of indecently assaulting one girl aged between eight and 12; a boy aged between the ages of seven and 11 and a girl when she was between seven and and 10 years old.

The other two charges, the jury was told, relate to more recent times and involve a third girl when she was aged between 12 and 16.

It is alleged that the offences took place at Coop’s home address in Hatton Avenue, Atherton, and a former home in Horrocks Street, also in Atherton.