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Man charged with child sex crimes dating to 1949

A 77-year-old man has been charged with 16 child sex offences dating back to 1949 after being extradited to the UK.

Reginald Davis, of Wanneroo, in Perth, Australia, is alleged to have committed the offences over a 24-year period in London.

He is charged with crimes including rape, attempted rape and indecent assault on children, including some aged under 12, up to 1973.

He appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court and was remanded to Crown Court.

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