THE former leader of Worcestershire County Council who resigned after allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour towards female staff has been charged with sexual assault.
Dr George Lord, aged 78, has also been charged with eight indecent assaults believed to date back over a number of decades.
Depending on the seriousness of the allegations and which court deals with the case, the charges can carry a sentence of up to 10 years in jail.
My comment: Funny how councillors always retire as soon as allegations are made so the headlines don't read Councillor faces charges.
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UPDATED 27th September 2011: The jury trial of the former leader of Worcestershire County Council could be moved from Worcester to Birmingham Crown Court next year.
Judge John Cavell said on Monday that he supported the move after hearing arguments from a defence barrister. Lord, aged 79, of Belle Vue Close, Marlbrook Close, Bromsgrove, has pleaded not guilty to nine sex charges.
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