85-year-old man charged with sex offences against children

An 85-year-old man has been charged with sexual offences against children. Francis Paul Cullen, who has been living in Tenerife, appeared at Derby magistrates court today. He faces 27 charges relating to three boys aged between eight and 14-years-old.

The offences were allegedly committed between 1956 and 1991 in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. He has been remanded in prison custody and will next appear at Derby Crown Court on September 13.