Ex-teacher admits Stockton sex attacks dating back to 1960s

Teesside combined courts
Image caption David Farlow is due to face a trial at Teesside Crown Court in March

A former Teesside teacher has admitted repeated sex assaults on two young girls dating back almost 50 years.

David Farlow, 67, carried out the attacks in Stockton-on-Tees when the girls were aged between nine and 12.

At Teesside Magistrates' Court, Farlow, who now lives in Staffordshire, pleaded not guilty to raping a third girl.

Judge Howard Crowson told him he would face a crown court trial in March over the offences he denies and ordered him to sign the sex offenders register.

Farlow, of Trafalgar Way, Litchfield, pleaded guilty to gross indecency and indecent assault on one girl, between July and August 1965, when she was aged 12.

He admitted eight similar offences on a second girl, aged between 10 and 12, and denied five others.

He faced a single charge of rape against a third girl between February 1973 and August 1975, which he also denied.

Some of the charges were described as specimen offences covering those alleged to have happened on more than one occasion.

He was granted conditional bail.

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