Child sex charges coach driver found dead
Wednesday 10 April 2013
A coach driver who was facing trial on child grooming charges has been found dead at his home.
David Hughes, 44, from Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire, was accused of three counts of meeting a girl under 16 after sexual grooming and three counts of causing or inciting sexual activity with a girl aged between 13 and 17 while in a position of trust.
It is understood the allegations related to his job in which he drove youngsters.
His body was found at his home in Whalley Road on 4 April.
According to reports, he had been the subject of derogatory comments made on Facebook ahead of his scheduled trial at Preston Crown Court.
A spokeswoman for Lancashire Police said: “At around 3pm on the 4th of April, police attended an address on Whalley Road in Clayton-le-Moors after a call was made regarding a concern for the safety of the occupant of the address.
“On entering the property, officers found a 44-year-old man deceased inside. The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be passed to the coroner.”
An inquest into his death has been opened and adjourned.
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