Kenilworth pensioner denies abuse of two children

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A Kenilworth pensioner accused of sexually abusing two children in the 1970s has been banned from having unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 17.

Malcolm Arthur Blood of Willow Meer pleaded not guilty at Warwick Crown Court to six charges of raping a young girl, aged 11 at the time of the first alleged offence.

The 68-year-old also denied six charges of indecently assaulting the girl by performing a sex act on her and getting her to perform oral sex on him.

He also pleaded not guilty to six charges of indecently assaulting an eight or nine-year-old boy by touching him indecently and making the boy touch him in a similar way.

Prosecutor Peter Cooper said a further charge of cruelty to the boy, which Blood also denied, may be split into two charges to reflect different aspects of that allegation.

The trial is expected to take place in the summer over up to five days. Blood was granted bail but must have no contact with the complainants and no unsupervised contact with any child under the age of 17.