Former Centenier (77) said he ‘did not interfere’ with girl

A FORMER honorary policeman sexually abused three girls aged under 15 during an eight-year period of offending, a jury heard yesterday.

Ralph Mauger leaving the court yesterday
Ralph Mauger leaving the court yesterday

A FORMER honorary policeman sexually abused three girls aged under 15 during an eight-year period of offending, a jury heard yesterday.

Ralph Cyril Mauger (77), who was a Grouville Centenier in the 1980s, is on trial in the Royal Court this week charged with seven counts of indecent assault and one count of inciting an act of gross indecency with him between 1998 and 2006. He denies all of the charges.

On day one of the trial, which is expected to last a week, the Assize jury of four women and eight men heard from Crown Advocate Sarah Fitz, prosecuting, that Mr Mauger had fondled each of the girls’ naked breasts on various occasions.

• See Tuesday's JEP for full report