Third man charged over investigation into historic sex abuse at Leeds children’s homes

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A third man has been charged following an investigation into claims of historic sex abuse at children’s homes in Leeds.

Seymour Stephenson-Dall, aged 73, from Bingley, is facing four counts of indecent assault at the East Moor home, in Adel, in the 1970s.

He is due to appear at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, July 15.

Mr Stephenson-Dall was arrested as part of Operation Polymer, an ongoing investigation into abuse at children’s homes in Leeds.

Two other men, Graham Walker, 76, of Cross Gates, and Lawrence Dean, 82, from North Yorkshire, have already been charged as part of the inquiry.

Mr Walker is facing 17 counts of indecent assault, three counts of attempted buggery and one of buggery,

Mr Dean has been charged with two counts of indecent assault and one count of buggery.

The charges relate to alleged offences at Whinmoor Children’s Home between the 1960s and 1980s.

Nine others are currently on police bail pending further enquiries. A further three have been interviewed by voluntary attendance.