British man accused of sexual abuse in 1990s arrested in Alicante

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Policia Nacional
SUSPECT: The man was arrested on Thursday, September 22.

NATIONAL POLICE investigators on the Costa Blanca have arrested an unnamed British man wanted by authorities in Newcastle-upon-Tyne over a case of sexual abuse against two minors.

The sex crimes were first reported over twenty years ago, after the suspect allegedly abused a child repeatedly between October 1994 and spring 1995.

He is said to have first befriended the 16-year-old boy’s father, before arranging clandestine meetings with the child at his home and subjecting him to a series of assaults that became increasingly serious.

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Police say that the victim later convinced a friend to accompany him in exchange for tobacco and alcohol, before he was also abused.

The alleged offender was detained in Alicante under a European Arrest Warrant, and a closed court hearing in Madrid will now determine whether he will be extradited to the UK.

Newcastle courts have charged him with eight counts of abuse against a minor, meaning he could face ten years behind bars if found guilty.

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