Derry man charged with almost 50 sex offences

Bishop's Street Court House L'Derry
Image caption The man appeared at Londonderry Crown Court

A 49-year-old Londonderry man has appeared in court charged with almost 50 sex offences.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Londonderry Crown Court on Wednesday.

He pleaded not guilty to 47 charges of indecent assault on a female child, one charge of rape and two charges of common assault.

The offences are alleged to have occurred between 1995 and 2002.

The court was told the trial could take up to two weeks.

The man was released on continuing bail to appear in court again for trial in April.