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Sergeant denies recruit sex abuse

An army sergeant accused of sexually abusing female recruits has denied the charges ahead of his trial.

Edwin Mee, 45, of Tavistock Road, Croydon, south London, allegedly targeted 11 victims aged between 15 and 25 on military bases.

The Scottish soldier denied 17 counts of sexual assault, three rapes and one count of assault by penetration as he was arraigned at Southwark Crown Court in London.

Mee is said to have carried out the attacks between October 2010 and September 2011 while working as a recruitment sergeant.

His trial is expected to begin tomorrow after a jury is sworn in at 10am.

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