23-year-old Joseph Shade, of Cliff Road, Sheringham, who was charged with a series of sexual offences against girls appeared at Norwich Magistrate’s Court today where he was bailed to appear at Norwich Crown Court on Friday 16 December 2016.

Shade was charged in October by officers from Norfolk Constabulary’s Child Abuse Investigation Unit (CAIU) with eight counts of ‘abuse of position of trust/inciting sexual activity with a girl’ and one count of ‘sexual activity with a girl’.

The charges relate to alleged offences involving four victims in Norfolk between December 2012 and March 2015.