Olympic showjumping coach, 54, accused of raping woman and sexually assaulting girl under 13 

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Olympic showjumping coach, 54, appears in court accused of raping woman and sexually assaulting girl under 13

  • John Sillett is accused of 12 sexual offences including raping a woman in 2015
  • The Olympic showjumping coach is also accused of assaulting a girl under 13
  • The 54-year-old has not formally entered pleas and is next due at court in June 

An Olympic showjumping coach has appeared in court accused of rape.

John Sillett, 54, is accused of raping a woman between January and November 2015.

He also faces allegations of sexually assaulting a girl under 13 in 2010 and sexually assaulting a woman in Marlborough, France and Spain.

Olympic showjumping coach John Sillett (pictured outside court today) has appeared in court accused of raping a woman between January and November 2015

Olympic showjumping coach John Sillett (pictured outside court today) has appeared in court accused of raping a woman between January and November 2015

The alleged assaults are said to have taken place between 2010 and 2017.

Appearing before Swindon Magistrates’ Court this morning, Sillett, of Wokingham, entered no pleas to the 12 charges.

Dressed in a dark jacket and jeans, he spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth, address and pleas.

He was bailed by chairman of the bench Gail Chilcott to appear before Salisbury Crown Court on June 4.

John Sillett, 54, faced 12 charges all relating to sexual offences at Swindon Magistrates' Court

John Sillett, 54, faced 12 charges all relating to sexual offences at Swindon Magistrates’ Court

Last week, A Wiltshire Police spokesman told the News: ‘John Sillett, 54, from Wokingham, has been summonsed to appear at court.

‘He is due to appear at Swindon Magistrates Court on May 5 where he will face a total of 12 charges, all relating to sexual offences.

‘These offences are alleged to have occurred between 2010 and 2017.’

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