Derry man in court charged with sexual offences against a child

62-year-old returned for trial to city's Crown Court

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Derry Court House

A 63-year-old man appeared at Derry Magistrates Court today charged with a number of sexual offences involving a child.

Appearing at a preliminary inquiry, the man, from the Waterside area of the city and who cannot be named because of legal reasons, faced a total of 13 charges, including unlawful sexual intercourse with a female, committing acts of gross indecency with or towards a child and indecent assault of a female.

All the offences are alleged to have occurred between July 5, 1971 and July 5, 1977.

The man was released on bail to appear at Derry Crown Court sitting on June 8 next.

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