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Two charged in Elm Guest House child abuse scandal

Issue No. 2363

 John Stingemore was charged this week along with Father Anthony McSweeney with indecent assault and a number of other charges.

They will appear in court in September.

Stingemore is the former deputy head of Richmond Council’s Grafton Close children’s home.

Both were arrested under Operation Fernbridge, which is investigating historic allegations of sexual abuse at Elm Guest House in Barnes.

The charges relate to seven victims, all of whom were aged between nine and 15 years when the alleged offences took place during the 1970s and 1980s.

It is alleged that boys living at Grafton Close were taken to Elm Guest House in nearby Barnes where they were subjected to sexual abuse from senior establishment figures.

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Tue 23 Jul 2013, 16:10 BST
Issue No. 2363
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