|Above: Ralph Cyril Mauger|
The trial of a former Jersey Centenier accused of a string of child sex crimes starts today.
77-year-old Ralph Cyril Mauger faces seven counts of indecent assault and one charge of inciting an act of gross indecency.
The allegations relate to three girls aged between 6 and 14, with the offences alleged to be have been committed between 1998 and 2006.
Today the jury was sworn in and this morning Crown Prosecutor Sarah Fitz outlined the prosecution case.
There will be eight witnesses for the prosecution and 18 for the defence.
The trial is expected to last five days.
Mauger denies all eight charges.