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Private tutor Steven Heatman charged with sex offences

A private tutor from Merseyside has been charged with dozens of sexual offences against a child.

Steven Heatman is accused of 45 offences, including sexual-touching of a child, making indecent images and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

The 50-year-old, of Moss Lane in Maghull, had previously been charged with three counts of sexual activity with a child.

Mr Heatman is due to appear before magistrates in Bootle later.

He ran a business in Maghull called Tuition Express.

A Merseyside Police spokesman said the inquiry was ongoing and urged anyone with concerns to call a dedicated helpline staffed by police and members of Sefton's children's services department on 0151 777 4701.

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