South East Wales

Former Salvation Army officer faces abuse allegations

Salvation Army badge and motto Image copyright Mike Kriby/ Geograph

A former Salvation Army officer from Newport will stand trial for historical child sexual offences.

The man is alleged to have abused a teenage boy in the 1970s.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has confirmed the former officer will stand trial this summer while the Salvation Army said it could not comment.

At a hearing earlier this year, the man pleaded not guilty to gross indecency with a child and the indecent assault of a man.

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