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Arthur Blackman charged over alleged abuse of boys in 1960s

A 71-year-old man has been charged over alleged sex offences against two boys in the 1960s.

Arthur Blackman, of Forsyte Crescent, south-east London, is accused of a serious sexual assault against a boy aged under eight between 1961 and 1964.

Sussex Police said he had also been charged with gross indecency against a boy aged under 14 during the same period.

Mr Blackman is due to appear at Crawley Magistrates' Court on 15 January.

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