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Jury retires to consider verdict over man accused of abusing four boys
10:38am Thursday 19th September 2013 in News
THE jury has retired to consider its verdict in the case of a Weymouth man accused of abusing four boys in his allotment shed.
Louis John Poyner, aged 86, of Love Lane, denies six charges of indecency with a child under the age of 14 with the alleged offences spanning a period from 1975 to 1992. He is currently standing trial at Dorchester Crown Court and the jury will resume its deliberations today. Poyner earlier told the jury in his trial at Dorchester Crown Court that he had never had any indecent contact with any of the alleged victims. He said he had never even let any of the boys into his shed and he did not even remember ever seeing two of them at the allotments.
When asked what reason all four alleged victims could have to make up the accusations against him, the defendant simply responded: “I don’t know.”
He later added: “I wouldn’t do it.”
The case continues.