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Devon Pensioner Charged With Sexual Assault

A 70 year old has appeared in court over an alleged sexual assault that took place in Barnstaple, North Devon this year.

The pensioner, Martin Bruce, confirmed his name, age and address at North Devon Magistrates’ last week.

Bruce has been charged with one count of sexual assault by penetration of a female aged 16 or over. The offence is alleged to have taken place on February 12th 2015.

Bruce is due to appear at Exeter Crown Court on October 9th and has been released on unconditional bail until this date.

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Source: North Devon Journal

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