BREAKING NEWS: Wootton councillor charged with sexual assaults

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A councillor has been charged with five counts of sexual assault.

Councillor Paul Prescod, who was suspended from the Liberal Democrat Party in October, was charged by Beds Police yesterday (Wednesday, April 22) with three counts of sexual assault and two counts of assault by penetration.

Councillor Paul Prescod.

Councillor Paul Prescod.

The charges relate to incidents which alledgedly took place between 2013 and 2014.

The 49-year-old, of Cynthia Court, Wootton, has been bailed to appear at Luton Magistrates’ Court on Thursday, May 21.

Mr Prescod, who represents Wootton on Bedford Borough Council, was originally arrested by police on August 29, 2014.