A former Emmerdale actor accused of indecently assaulting a boy more than 25 years ago told a jury: “I treated that child with respect.”
Cy Chadwick, 45, yesterday gave evidence at his trial at Leeds Crown Court. The prosecution claims a single incident took place between 1985 and 1987 when the boy was aged eight or nine. It is alleged it happened in Chadwick’s bedroom at the Fox and Grapes pub in Pudsey, which was owned by his mother and step-father.
Chadwick’s barrister, Louise Blackwell, QC, asked: “You know what the allegation is Mr Chadwick, did that or anything like that ever happen.” Chadwick replied: “No it did not.”
Ms Blackwell then asked: “From the early to mid 1980s, did you have any sexual interest in children at all?” Chadwick said: “Absolutely not.” The barrister also asked: “Did you ever do anything of a sexual nature to (the complainant).
Chadwick replied: “I never did anything of a sexual nature to (the complainant). I treated that child with respect.” Chadwick denies an offence of indecent assault on a male. Proceeding.