Busi­ness­man, 51, de­nies sex at­tacks on school­girls and women

The Sunday Telegraph - - News - By Pa­trick Sawer

A 51-YEAR-OLD busi­ness­man has pleaded not guilty to sex­u­ally as­sault­ing four teenagers and two women.

Kevin Bond, 51, of Chisle­hurst, Kent, ap­peared at Brom­ley mag­is­trates’ court yes­ter­day charged with the of­fences, which oc­curred in south Lon­don be- tween June and Novem­ber last year. He de­nied all the charges.

Mr Bond is charged with the sex­ual as­sault of a 13-year-old girl on Oct 5 in Kid­brooke Park Road, Black­heath, at 9.20am. He is also ac­cused of the sex­ual as­sault of a woman on the same day at 9.30am in the same road. At 9.54am, again on the same day, he is al­leged to have sex­u­ally as­saulted a woman Liskeard Gar­dens, Black­heath.

He is ac­cused of sex­u­ally as­sault­ing a 15-year-old girl on Nov 22 at 8.33am in Sand­bourne Road, Brock­ley.

Mr Bond is also charged with the sex­ual as­sault of a 14-year-old girl on Oct 19 in Winns Com­mon, Plum­stead, and with sex­u­ally as­sault­ing a 13-year- in old girl on June 30 at Ravens Way in Lee. Si­mon Arloff, pros­e­cut­ing, said: “This is part of an on­go­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tion which is look­ing into a num­ber of sex­ual as­saults by a male sus­pect on fe­male vic­tims.” District Judge Vanessa Lloyd com­mit­ted him to Wool­wich Crown Court on March 2.

Mr Bond, who runs a con­sul­tancy spe­cial­is­ing in build­ing ser­vices and fa­cil­i­ties man­age­ment, was re­manded in cus­tody un­til the next court date.

He was the head of en­gi­neer­ing at the Ex­Cel ex­hi­bi­tion cen­tre, in east Lon­don, be­tween 2006 and 2011.

De­tec­tives are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a se­ries of other sex­ual as­saults on school­girls and women car­ried out dur­ing the morn­ing and evening rush hours across south-east Lon­don in the bor­oughs of Lewisham, Green­wich, South­wark, Bex­ley and Brom­ley.

Det Con Swaita Pereira, the in­ves­ti­gat­ing of­fi­cer, said: “There are 26 sex­ual of­fences in to­tal. The first of­fence oc­curred on Oc­to­ber 6 2016, 16 months ago: the lat­est on Jan­uary 8 2018.”

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