Care home handyman charged with sex crimes

A handyman has been charged with a series of sex crimes allegedly committed against staff members and a mentally-ill patient at the care home he worked at in Brighton. Paul Brown, 55, has been charged with eight offences against five female staff members and a resident at the Brighton home.

Brown, of Clarendon Road, Hove, was arrested in December last year following reports from concerned members of staff about alleged offending dating back to 2006, Sussex Police said. He has been freed on police bail to appear at Brighton Magistrates' Court on March 1.