John Warboys charged with four offences
The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has charged John Radford, formerly known as John Warboys, with administering a substance with intent to four separate individuals.
The offences are alleged to have taken place between 2000 and 2008 in London.
The 62-year-old, currently in HMP Wakefield, was charged via postal requisition on Wednesday (May 1).
The MPS said the allegations were made in early 2018.
The charges include:
- Two counts of administering a stupefying or overpowering drug with intent to commit rape or indecent assault (contrary to section 22 of the Offences against the Person Act 1861); and
- Two counts of administering a substance with intent to commit a sexual offence (contrary to section 61 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003).
A Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) spokesperson said: “In September 2018, the CPS received a file of evidence from the MPS relating to allegations of non-recent sexual assault and of administering drugs to cause unconsciousness.
“Following a review of the evidence, the CPS has today charged John Radford, formerly known as John Worboys, with four offences.
“The CPS reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against Mr Radford are now active and that he has a right to a fair trial. It is extremely important that there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.”
Radford is due to appear in custody at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on May 23.