Mansfield man accused of 89 child sex charges

A 60-year-old Mansfield man, charged with dozens of offences relating to the sexual abuse of children, has appeared before the town’s magistrates.

Patrick Gallagher, of Bolsover Street, is alleged to have sexually abused 17 children, aged between eight and 17, at different times between 1999 and 2010.

Appearing at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court last Wednesday, Gallagher faced 74 charges, including rape of a child, indecent assault of a child, sexual activity with a child and inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

This was Gallagher’s second court appearance in relation to child sex abuse.

In November last year he was charged with 15 other similar offences.

Gallagher, who has been remanded into custody, will appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 8th April in relation to all 89 offences.