Stoke-on-Trent man charged with serious sexual offences involving children

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Following an investigation by Staffordshire Police a man has been arrested and charged with serious sexual offences involving children.

Neal Hopkins, aged 45, from Stoke-on-Trent, was arrested yesterday (Wednesday 12 September) and was charged with 27 offences, including engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a boy 13 to 15, causing/inciting a boy aged 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity, causing a child aged 13 to 15 to watch/look at an image of sexual activity, making indecent photograph/pseudo-photograph of a child, taking an indecent photograph/pseudo-photograph of a child and distributing an indecent photograph/pseudo-photograph of a child.

The charges relate to several incidents that took place in Stoke-on-Trent, as well as in the Derbyshire, Worcestershire and Yorkshire areas.

Hopkins appeared at the North Staffordshire Justice Centre this morning (13 September) and was remanded into custody.

Staffordshire Police takes all reports of sexual offences seriously. Anyone who has concerns should contact 101. Victims will be treated with sensitivity, compassion and respect.

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