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Former mayor of Pembroke denies rape and indecent assault

David Boswell Credit: Pembrokeshire County Council

The former mayor of Pembroke has appeared in court accused of historical rape and indecent assault.

David Boswell will stand trial next year after he denied a single allegation of the rape of a girl aged under 13 at Swansea Crown Court.

He also denied five allegations of indecently assaulting her, and two charges of indecently assaulting a different girl when she was aged under 16.

All the offences are said to have been committed between February 27, 1991 and February 28, 1994.

The 56-year-old, who stepped down from his role after his arrest, spoke only to confirm his name as he appeared before Judge Geraint Walters.

Robin Rouch, prosecuting, said it was alleged that he indecently assaulted the first girl both before and after the incident of rape.

Judge Walters told Boswell he would stand trial on February 5 and granted him bail.