Islington man facing charges of sexual abuse in Lambeth children’s homes

Mr Paul will appear at Blackfrairs Crown Court for a preliminary hearing on February 19

Mr Paul will appear at Blackfrairs Crown Court for a preliminary hearing on February 19 - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

A man from Islington is facing charges of sexually abusing boys more than 30 years ago.

Leslie Paul, 63, is set to appear at Blackfriars Crown Court on February 19, facing 11 accusations of indecent assault, two counts of buggery and one count of gross indecency.

Mr Paul, of Clephane Road, was charged under Operation Trinity – Scotland Yard’s investigation into alleged abuse at children’s homes in Lambeth, south London.

These offences relate to three victims – all boys aged under 16 – and are alleged to have taken place between 1979 and 1983.

Mr Paul also faces one count of possession of an indecent image of a child.


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He was released on bail following a hearing at Highbury Corner Magistrates on Tuesday on the condition that he does not contact witnesses in the case and that he is not alone with any child under the age of 16.

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