Man accused of sexual attacks allegedly threw puppies into open fire

Charles Denholm is accused of mistreating a number of animals including chickens, mice and several dogs.

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A man accused of physical and sexual attacks also allegedly hurled tiny puppies into an open fire.

Charles Denholm faces a total of 16 charges spanning between 1978 and 2010 at different addresses in North Lanarkshire.

The 68-year-old is said to have abducted, raped and been violent towards a woman.

This includes claims he tied a thread to door handles to monitor if she opened them while locked inside a property.

Denholm is then accused of attacks on two boys.

He finally faces a charge of cruelly ill-treating a number of animals.

Denholm is first said to have cut the heads off chickens.

Prosecutors claim he squeezed a pet mouse to death and caused a dog to die after giving the animal “a quantity of unknown tablets”.

Denholm also allegedly shoved the head of another dog down a toilet, flushed it resulting in its death.

He is then accused of ill-treating newly born puppies “by throwing them into an open fire” causing them to die.

Denholm, of Newmains, Lanarkshire, denied the accusations via his lawyers during a hearing at the High Court in Glasgow.

A trial was set for September 2023.

Denholm remains on bail meantime.