Sheffield rugby coach appears in court charged with child sex offences

Simmonds appeared at Westminister Magistrates Court. Picture PA
Simmonds appeared at Westminister Magistrates Court. Picture PA
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A youth rugby coach from Sheffield has appeared in court charged with sex offences against young boys.

David Simmons, aged 26, of Greystones Road, Hunters Bar, is accused of 13 counts of observing a person doing a private act, one charge of inciting a boy aged 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity, four counts of sexually assaulting a boy under 13, three charge of sexual assault on a male and three charges of making indecent photos.

Simmons has been charged under the Metropolitan Police's Operation Fitzrovia which is probing alleged sexual offences and child exploitation.

The charges relate to offences which are said to have occurred between July 2014 and September 2015.

He was bailed and will appear at Southwark Crown Court for a plea hearing later this month.

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