Preston man accused of sexual offences against 14 women

The trial of a man accused of sexually assaulting several women may be delayed for a year.

By Stef Hall
Tuesday, 27th October 2020, 1:24 pm

Adam Soothill, 30, of Whinsands Close, Fulwood, Preston, is accused of 29 counts of sexual assault, which are alleged to have taken place between 2017 and 2019.

The complainants cannot be identified for legal reasons.

At the moment the soonest trial date he could have is October 18, 2021.

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Preston Crown Court

The court heard inquiries were being made into whether the case can be dealt with sooner by a Nightingale Court on the local circuit.

Judge Heather Lloyd adjourned the case until a date to be set, in order for further inquiries to be made about the progress of the case.

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