Longridge man is charged with child sex crimes, rape and assault

A Longridge man has been charged with attempted rape, two counts of sexually touching a child, and actual bodily harm of a woman.

By Catherine Musgrove
Thursday, 3rd March 2022, 4:00 pm
Updated Friday, 4th March 2022, 11:32 am

Stephen Greer, 65, of Market Place, Longridge, will appear at Preston Magistrates’ Court this week accused by the Crown Prosecution Service of:

- two counts of intentionally sexually touching a girl aged six to seven years old between September 5, 2005 and September 4, 2007,

- Attempting to rape a woman between November 1, 2018 and November 30, 2018,

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Preston Magistrates' Court

- Assaulting a woman, occasioning her actual bodily harm, between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014.

Due to the seriousness of the charges – which carry prison sentences if Greer pleads or is found guilty – it is expected that he will enter only a plea at Magistrates’ Court, and the case will then be adjourned to be heard fully at Preston Crown Court.

More to follow.