Whalley (56) faces ‘historic’ sex offence charges

Burnley Crown Court.
Burnley Crown Court.

A 56-year-old Whalley man has appeared before Blackburn magistrates charged with historic sexual offences involving a young girl.

Anthony Gorman, of The Cloisters, faces eight charges of gross indecency with a girl under the age of 14 and 17 charges of indecently assaulting the same girl on dates between August 1991 and August 1997. There was a further charge of indecently assaulting the girl in 2000 when she was over 16.

Gorman was sent on bail to Burnley Crown Court where he will appear on August 21st.