Western Daily Press

Olympic showjumpin­g coach accused of rape


AN Olympic showjumpin­g coach has appeared in court accused of rape.

John Sillett, 54, is accused of raping a woman between January and November 2015.

He also faces allegation­s of sexually assaulting a girl under 13 in 2010 and sexually assaulting a woman in Marlboroug­h in Wiltshire, France and Spain.

The alleged assaults are said to have taken place between 2010 and 2017.

Appearing before Swindon Magistrate­s’ Court yesterday morning, Sillett, of Farley Hill, Wokingham, Berkshire, entered no pleas to the 12 charges.

Dressed in a dark jacket and jeans, he spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address.

He was bailed by chairman of the bench Gail Chilcott to appear before Salisbury Crown Court on June 4.

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