Man accused of double rape at disability centre

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A 67-YEAR-OLD man appeared in the Magistrate's Court yesterday charged with raping two women more than 40 years ago at what is now the Les Amis centre, for people with disabilities, in St Saviour.

Dennis Humble, of Grove Common, Sellack, Herefordshire, is alleged to have raped one woman twice and the other once at the premises formerly known as Maison Variety, at Five Oaks, during the 1970s.

He no longer has any contact with the charity.

Assistant Magistrate Peter Harris told the defendant the case was too serious for the lower court to deal with and that it would be sent to the Royal Court.

Mr Humble was, until November last year, the head of Herefordshire-based charity EnviroAbility, which supports people with learning difficulties and helps to find them employment.

He stayed on as a member of the board after his retirement.

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