Ex-BBC reporter Clifford Luton on child sex charges

Clifford Luton (pictured in 1972)
Image caption Clifford Luton (pictured in 1972) appeared at Bournemouth Crown Court

A former BBC News reporter has appeared in court charged with indecently assaulting two boys aged under 14.

Clifford Luton, 87, of Ashley Road, Poole, also faces 30 counts of possessing indecent images of children.

He is accused of assaulting one of the boys on three occasions between 1971 and 1974 and one attack on the other alleged victim between 1980 and 1981.

The case was adjourned at Bournemouth Crown Court until 16 September. Mr Luton was released on bail.

The court heard another charge, relating to a further matter of indecent assault, has also been made against Mr Luton - the details of which were not revealed.

Mr Luton is understood to have worked as a BBC reporter for 15 years in the 1960s and 1970s.

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