Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Ex-mayor Barry Dodson in court over indecent assault

The former mayor of Rotherham has appeared in court charged with indecent assault on a 13-year-old girl.

Barry Dodson, 67, of Cranworth Road, Rotherham, was bailed to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on 31 December by the city's magistrates' court.

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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