Derby

Overseal Manor School: Pair face historical sex charges

Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court Image copyright Google
Image caption The men are due to appear before magistrates on 31 May

Two men have been charged over alleged historical sex abuse at a special school more than 30 years ago.

The abuse is reported to have taken place at Overseal Manor School in Derbyshire between 1979 and 1985.

Christopher May, 71, from Llanfyllin, Powys, is charged with 11 offences, including two counts of gross indecency with a boy under the age of 14.

Terrence Butler, 72, from Stretton in Staffordshire, is charged with four offences, including false imprisonment.

Derbyshire Police confirmed both men were employees at the school, which closed in 1997, but gave no further details about what their jobs were.

Mr May is also charged with two counts of indecent assault of a boy under 16, one count of grievous bodily harm and six counts of actual bodily harm.

Mr Butler is also charged with three counts of actual bodily harm.

Both men are due to appear at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates' Court on 31 May.

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