John Worboys charged with four new sex offences

It has been reported by The Guardian that John Worboys has been charged with four new sex offences.

Worboys, who changed his name to John Radford has been charged with the offences, which took place in London, between 2000 and 2008.

He will appear before Westminster magistrates court on 23 May. A Crown Prosecution Service spokesperson said: “In September 2018, the Crown Prosecution Service received a file of evidence from the Metropolitan police relating to allegations of non-recent sexual assault and of administering drugs to cause unconsciousness. “Following a review of the evidence, the CPS has today charged John Radford, formerly known as John Worboys, with four offences. The charges are two offences of administering a stupefying or overpowering drug with intent to commit rape or indecent assault contrary to section 22 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 and a further two offences of administering a substance with intent to commit a sexual offence contrary to section 61 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.”

The spokesperson added: “The Crown Prosecution Service reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against Mr Radford are now active and that he has a right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.”

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