Man accused of multiple sex offences

Shane Snell
Shane Snell

A Caistor man has appeared in magistrates’ court charged with attempting to rape a teenage boy almost nine years ago.

Shane Snell, 36, of Burnetts Yard, is accused of 21 offences including one charge of attempting to rape a boy in Grimsby back in September 2004.

Grimsby Magistrates’ Court heard how Mr Snell faces four charges of indecent assault on a boy under the age of 14.

These offences allegedly happened between September 1999 and September 2001.

The court heard Mr Snell is accused of six counts of gross indecency involving a boy under 16 years - offences under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

Again, these offences allegedly happened between September 1999 and September 2001.

Mr Snell is accused of four charges of engaging in non penetrative sexual activity with a teenage boy.

These offences allegedly took place in Grimsby between September 2004 and September 2006.

He is also accused of four counts of engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a teenage boy.

The incidents allegedly happened between September 2004 and September 2006, Grimsby Magistrates’ Court heard.

The final two charges are for allegedly engaging in penetrative sexual activity with a boy under 13.

The court heard how these offences allegedly happened more than ten years ago.

Mr Snell has not yet entered a plea for any of the charges.

Magistrates in Grimsby sent the case to Grimsby Crown Court.

Mr Snell is due to appear before a judge at crown court on Friday, July 12.

He faces a total of 20 charges under the sexual offences act and one charge under the criminal attempts act.

Mr Snell was given bail and the case has been adjourned until July 12.