Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Ex-Rotherham mayor Barry Dodson accused of indecent assault

The former Mayor of Rotherham has been charged with indecent assault against a 13-year-old girl.

Barry Dodson, 67, of Cranworth Road, Rotherham, has been released on bail and is due before magistrates in Sheffield, on 18 December.

He allegedly carried out the attack in 1987, South Yorkshire Police said.

Mr Dodson stood down as mayor in June and also resigned from the Labour Party. He remains an independent councillor on Rotherham Council.

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