Patrick Sookhdeo, the founder of Barnabas Fund, has pleaded not guilty after being charged following an investigation by police in London who’ve been looking at a historic allegation of sexual assault.
The 68-year-old appeared at Thames Magistrates Court on Monday where a judge told him he’ll face a trial by jury which will begin at Snaresbrook Crown Court on 3 May.
He was arrested in November at Heathrow Airport after being accused of indecent assault on a woman aged 16 or over in Plaistow, East London, in 1977.
Patrick Sookhdeo founded Barnabas Fund in 1993. He stepped down from all roles within the organisation in December.