An engineer from Partridge Green is facing trial on nine charges of attacking a woman and a girl.
Neil Scott-O'Connor, 23, a household appliance engineer, appeared at Lewes Crown Court on Thursday 27 June, and pleaded not guilty to nine offences;
- six offences against a 29-year old woman at an address in Brighton on dates between September 2018 and January 2019; one offence of threats to kill, one of attempted strangulation with intent to commit a sexual offence, three offences of causing actual bodily harm, and one of harassment with intent to cause fear;
- three offences against a 17-year-old girl at his address in Partridge Green in December 2018; one offence of attempted strangulation with intent to commit a sexual offence and two of causing actual bodily harm.
He was remanded in custody for a trial on 11 November.
The prosecution, authorised by the Crown Prosecution Service, follows an investigation by detectives from both the Brighton Safeguarding Investigation Unit and the West Sussex Investigations team.
Newsdesk Guidance; At the magistrates' court hearing Scott-O'Connor pleaded guilty to two offences of possession of cannabis and will be sentenced for those offences at the conclusion of the current prosecution.
Author: Tim Mahony