Officer faces child sex charges

A POLICE officer who headed a child abuse investigation unit is facing a string of child sex offence charges, it has emerged.

Detective Inspector Glen Boulton of West Midlands Police is accused of six sex offences involving two girls aged under 16.

The 44-year-old from Solihull appeared at Wolverhampton Magistrates’ Court on May 11 charged with four counts of indecent assault and two counts of indecency with a child.

He is due to reappear at the same court next month.

The alleged offences date back to between 1977 and 1982.

Boulton was manager of a child abuse investigation unit in Solihull between November 2008 and February 2009.

A police spokesman said: “Given that criminal proceedings are now live we will not comment further at this stage.”

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