Hove pensioner, 90, accused of sexually assaulting girl in Portslade Tesco car park

Posted On 12 Jun 2016 at 8:02 pm

A 90-year-old pensioner from Hove is to face trial accused of sexually assaulting a girl under 14 in the car park of the Tesco in Station Road, Portslade.

Sussex Police issued a statement yesterday (Saturday 11 June) to say that the two charges referring to the Tesco in Church Road, Hove, gave the wrong address.

Peter Cleaver, of New Church Road, Hove, was originally charged with carrying out the assaults in a car park at least six years before it was built.

The details appeared on the charge sheet and the court list at Brighton Magistrates’ Court and allege that the sex attacks took place between dates in April 1992 and April 1997.

The Tesco superstore in Hove was built in 2003.

A third offence was alleged to have taken place at a property in Sherbourne Close, in Hangleton.

Cleaver, who turned 70 during the period in question, denied abusing the girl when he appeared before magistrates on Thursday 26 May.

He was bailed to appear before a judge at Lewes Crown Court on Thursday 23 June. He was told not to have any unsupervised contact with anyone under 16 nor to contact the woman who accused him of assaulting her.

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