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Former Surrey scout leader charged with sex offences

A former Surrey scout leader has been charged with 20 historical sex offences against three boys.

Taffy Mark Evans, 54, of Old Shoreham Road in Lancing, West Sussex, is accused of carrying out the attacks in Surrey, Sussex and south Wales.

He also faces charges of making indecent photographs of a child.

Sussex Police said Mr Evans was a scout leader in Reigate, Surrey, in the 1990s and worked as a train guard on the Redhill to Littlehampton route.

Mr Evans is due to face 16 counts of indecent assault, one charge of gross indecency and three of serious sexual offences against boys under the age of 14 when he appears at Crawley Magistrates' Court on 3 June.

The alleged offences are said to have been committed in Chalwood and Redhill in Surrey, Brighton, Burgess Hill and Crawley in Sussex and Swansea, south Wales in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

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