Former director of Climb Rochdale charged with seven child sex offences

Date published: 23 April 2018

A former director of a Rochdale climbing centre has been charged with seven child sex offences.

Terance Gerard Myles (DOB: 11/10/1978), the former Director of Climb Rochdale, appeared before Blackburn Magistrates Court on 22 March, where he was charged with seven offences.

Climb Rochdale, formerly located on School Lane, closed suddenly in January 2017.

A statement on their website from February 2017 read: “Climb Rochdale has now closed. We regret to announce that Pink Climbing Centres Ltd has now ceased trading.”

Myles was appointed Director of Pink Climbing Centres Ltd, which ran Climb Rochdale, on 6 December 2012.

Myles, of Perry Street, Darwen, was charged with two counts of attempting to arrange or facilitate the commission of a child sex offence, three counts of making indecent photographs or pseudo-photographs of a child, one count of possessing indecent photographs or pseudo-photographs of a child and one count of an offender 18 or over attempting to cause a child aged 13-15 to watch or look at an image of sexual activity.

The offences took place between September 2016 and January 2017.

After being conveyed to Preston Crown Court on conditional bail on Monday 23 April, Myles pleaded not guilty to all charges. The conditions of bail state Myles is to not to have any unsupervised contact with any child under the age of 18 years of age to prevent reoffending.

No direction under section 45 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 was made.

A trial date has been set for 10 September.

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