A man charged for a string of sexual offences and kidnappings against women in Harpenden in the early 2000s is set to appear in court on Monday.

Alec Housden, of Kingsbury Gardens, Dunstable, was arrested at his home address at 7am on March 22, on suspicion of two sexual assaults and three kidnappings.

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The 59-year-old was charged after appearing at Hatfield Remand Court on March 23, and was remanded into custody. He is set to appear at St Albans Crown Court on Monday, April 24.

The charges relate to an indecent assault on a female and kidnap on Sunday, April 7, 2002 in Piggottshill Lane, Harpenden, an indecent assault on a female and kidnap on Wednesday, June 19, 2002 in the same location, and kidnap on Wednesday, March 17, 2004.

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