Councillor in sex abuse trial

By a County Press reporter

Monday, December 9, 2013


THE trial starts today (Monday) of a parish councillor and former Isle of Wight councillor, accused of sex offences against children.

David Rex Whittaker, 72, of Redstart Close, Newport — a member of Newport Parish Council — faces a series of charges, dating back to last August.

The trial, at Isle of Wight Crown Court, is expected to last six days.

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