A man living at RAF Benson will appear in court tomorrow (February 21) after being charged with 16 child sex offences.

Glenn Poyner, 34, has been charged with multiple sex offences, including three counts of rape of a girl under the age of 13.

He also faces seven counts of rape of a girl between 13 and 15, two counts of both assault by penetration and taking indecent images, and one of both sexual assault and making an indecent image.

The charges relate to incidents alleged to have taken place between 2018 and 2021 in multiple locations including in Shropshire and Worcestershire, West Mercia police have said and involve more than one victim, whose identities are protected by law.

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Poyner whose address was given as the RAF Benson air base is due before Shrewsbury Crown Court on Tuesday, February 21 for a plea and trial preparation hearing.

District Judge Kevin Grego granted Poyner conditional bail at Telford Magistrates’ Court on January 24 Explaining the conditions, he said: “You are not to have any contact with anyone under the age of 16 other than inadvertent contact in the course of daily life.”

He added: “There will be an electronically monitored curfew at the address that you have given. You are to be indoors from 9pm each evening until 5am each morning so we know where you are living and sleeping.

“You are to have no contact with any prosecution witnesses, direct or indirect, to include but not limited to contact by phone, email or social media.”

His representative, Kate Cooper, said has been “signed off” work but still lives on the air base, near Wallingford in South Oxfordshire. She did not specify his exact role.