East Grinstead musician faces child sex offences

Published June 13, 2013 by JS2

N EAST Grinstead musician has been charged with child sex offences.

John Gowers, of Great Water Farm, Ashurst Wood, is accused of engaging in sexual activity with a child as young as nine-years-old in London in December.

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    CHARGED: Musician John Gowers has been charged with a series of child sex offences

He also faces three counts of taking an indecent photograph of a child during the same month.

The 52-year-old has conducted various concerts and events in East Grinstead, Forest Row and the surrounding area, and he provided entertainment at the East Grinstead Big Swim in the High Street in May 2012.

He also runs taster sessions for adults and children to learn instruments such the violin, cello, clarinet and saxophone.

Gowers appeared for the first hearing at Bromley Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday last week.

He was bailed on the condition he does not contact the complainant or their mother, or have unsupervised contact with children under the age of 18, and the case was committed to Woolwich Crown Court on Wednesday, June 26.

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