Thirteen Walsall Suspects Charged With Historic Child Sex Abuse

Thirteen Walsall suspects have appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court charged with historic child sex abuse offences between January 2008 and December 2016.

James Evans, David Baker, Mark Smith, Gemma Watts, Luke Baker, Tracy Baker, Kirsty Webb, Stephen Webb, Lee Webb, Pamela Howells, Dean Webb and Ann Clare appeared before Birmingham Magistrates Court on Monday 22 June 2020.

The charges against them include causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, sexual touching as well as a string of other sexual offences.

All the defendants indicated that they would plead “not guilty” and were granted bailed by District Judge David Robinson.

They are to appear at Wolverhampton Crown Court on 13 July 2020, when they are set to enter their pleas.

Meanwhile, a further 13 defendants charged in connection with the same West Midlands Police investigation were due to appear at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court.

 

Claiming compensation for historic child abuse

If you, a friend or a family member have been a blameless victim of a violent of sexual crime and have suffered a physical or psychological injury (or both) you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICA) and entitled to compensation ranging from £1,000 to £500,000.

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