The person recognized to his spouse’s younger expenses as “Papa Ken” denied Thursday ever molesting women underneath her care.
Kenneth Jenkinson stated the allegations levelled by three kids who had been taken care of by his spouse at their Midnapore dwelling had been unfaithful.
“Did you ever contact any of those women sexually whereas they had been in your spouse’s day dwelling?” defence lawyer James Wyman requested.
“By no means,” Jenkinson stated, emphatically.
Jenkinson, 71, faces six sex-related expenses involving three women whom his spouse Patricia taken care of within the unlicensed care facility.
Allegations towards him first surfaced when one of many women advised her mother and father he had fondled her breast space on Nov. 20, 2015.
The woman’s mother and father got here to the house the next Monday to confront him, he advised Wyman.
“I’ve by no means been accused of something like that in my life,” the U.Ok. native stated.
He stated the mother and father advised him “the kid had accused me of molesting her, touching her,” Jenkinson stated.
“I used to be devastated, to be trustworthy. I denied it, after all, it made me really feel ailing.”
Wyman famous the woman testified she had been known as to the basement of the house by Jenkinson and he reached down her shirt and fondled her chest space.
“That’s completely not true,” the accused stated.
“Did you ever contact her in a sexual means?” Wyman requested.
“By no means,” Jenkinson replied.
The woman’s mother and father pulled her out of the day dwelling, as did the mother and father of a second woman.
However that woman later returned, till additional allegations arose in Might 2016.
At the moment, each women, who had been six years previous, alleged he had touched their vaginal space and digitally penetrated them.
Jenkinson stated after the primary accusation was made towards him, he and his spouse determined that he would haven’t any contact by any means with the kids within the dwelling.
“How a lot did you work together with the ladies in 2016?” the lawyer requested.
“Hardly in any respect,” Jenkinson stated.
“My daughter taken care of them when my spouse wasn’t there.”
Underneath cross-examination, Crown prosecutor Shane Parker went via the allegations of every woman, suggesting they had been telling the reality.
“It by no means occurred,” Jenkinson stated at one level.
Parker famous two of the ladies later requested: “‘Why would Papa Ken try this?’ How do you reply, Mr. Jenkinson?”
“I didn’t try this,” he replied.
Jenkinson’s spouse, who suffers from seizures, then took the witness stand, however her proof was rapidly halted and courtroom adjourned when she seemed to be in medical misery.
The girl was later taken from the courthouse on a stretcher.
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