Army Sergeant faces rape trial
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A sergeant in the British Army is going on trial accused of a string of sex attacks on young recruits.

Edwin Mee, 45, faces 21 accusations, including rape and sexual assault. Victims allegedly targeted by him were female recruits aged between 15 and 25 years old.

Divorced father of five Mee carried out the attacks while working as a recruitment sergeant for the army, it was claimed.

He reportedly engaged in "inappropriate touching of the buttocks", during several of the assaults, while three women claimed he raped them.

Mee has moved to Scotland from Tavistock Road in Croydon, south London. At a previous hearing, he was banned from contacting any female minor.

The trial will be held at Southwark Crown Court from today (Tuesday 7 April).