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Alleged assaults ‘too serious for the Magistrate’s Court’

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A MAN has appeared in the Magistrate’s Court charged with indecently assaulting teenage boys.

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Lee Albert Phoenix (31), is accused of committing six offences against two complainants at addresses in St Saviour and St Helier more than six years ago.

Mr Phoenix, who is also known as Lee de Moulpied, faces five charges in relation to one alleged victim and one charge in relation to a second alleged victim.

Legal adviser Lauren Hallam submitted that the charges were too serious to be dealt with in the lower court and asked that the matter be referred to the Royal Court.

Assistant Magistrate Peter Harris told the defendant: ‘These matters are too serious for this court to deal with and they will be sent to the Royal Court.’

Mr Phoenix was remanded in custody until his next appearance in the Magistrate’s Court on 19 January and a committal hearing is scheduled to take place on 21 February.

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