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Jerseyman appears in court accused of historical sexual abuse

Lester Charles Quenault Credit: ITV Channel TV

A trial has started at Jersey's Royal Court of a 78-year-old man who is accused of sexually abusing two girls and raping one of them.

Lester Charles Quenault has recently returned to Jersey after years of living away.

He's on trial on 27 counts of sexual abuse. They include six counts of raping a pre-teenage girl.

The other charges relate to another pre-teenage girl and include 11 counts of indecent assault and 10 of 'procuring the girl to commit an act of gross indecency'.

All the charges relate to the 1970s, all of which Quenault denies.

The trial is expected to last 7 days.