Carlisle pensioner on trial for sex offences
A pensioner who denies a string of historic indecent assault allegations has gone on trial at Carlisle Crown Court.
Geoffrey Blacklock, 68, faces six charges relating to alleged criminal conduct.
This is said to have been committed against a young girl over a period of several years, in north Cumbria, during the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Blacklock has pleaded not guilty to all six of the alleged offences and, a jury has heard, vehemently protests his innocence.
At the crown court today prosecutor Richard Haworth opened the case to jurors in front of Judge Barbara Forrester.
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