Monk denies indecent assault at Downside School

A monk who taught at a Roman Catholic school in Somerset has pleaded not guilty to child sex offences.

Richard White, 65, denied one count of indecently assaulting a boy under 14 and four counts of indecency against a child at Taunton Crown Court.

The offences are alleged to have happened in the late 1980s at Downside School in Stratton-on-the-Fosse.

The trial date for White, of Hyde, Fordingbridge, Hampshire, has yet to be set.

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