'Oldest' defendant in British history, 101, faces child sex charges
A 101-year-old man - thought to be the oldest defendant in British legal history - has appeared in court on historical chid sex charges.
Ralph Clarke, of Birmingham, faces 15 indecent assault charges, two of inciting a girl to commit an act of gross indecency, 10 of gross indecency and two of attempting a sexual offence.
The charges relate to three children and are said to date from 1974 to 1983.
He did not enter a plea at Birmingham Magistrates' Court on Monday.
Mr Clarke, of Holly Lane, Erdington, has been released on unconditional bail ahead of a plea hearing at Birmingham Crown Court set for 6 June.