Man accused of sex crimes against young girls

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A man accused of a catalogue of sex crimes against young girls dating back to the 1970s is expected to pleased guilty in court.

Graham Leslie Oliver appeared via video link at St Albans Crown Court on Thursday (July 2) for a preliminary case review.

All of the alleged victims were under the age of 16 at the time of the allegations.

He has been accused of a string of sex crimes against young girls in Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted on various dates dating back a number of years.

The first count, the most recent, accuses Oliver of committing a sexual assault against a young girl in 
Hemel Hempstead on a date this year.

Oliver faces five further counts of sex offences against young girls dating back a number of years.

He is accused of three counts of committing indecent assaults against young girls, all alleged to have been committed in Hemel Hempstead.

He faces a further historical charge of committing an act 
of gross indecency against a young girl, again in Hemel Hempstead.

Oliver is also alleged to have carried out an indecent assault against a young girl in Berkhamsted more than 10 years ago.

He faces a further charge of indecent assault against a young girl, again in Berkhamsted, a number of years ago.

No pleas was given during the court appearance.

Oliver will now appear again at St Albans Crown Court on July 29.

Oliver, now of Heol Fedw, Swansea in Wales, will remain in police custody until his court appearance.