Wales

Carmarthen man in court over historical child sex abuse

Robert David Hughes leaving Llanelli Magistrates' Court

A 61-year-old Carmarthenshire man has appeared in court accused of historical sex offences against children.

Robert Davies Hughes, of Johnstown, Carmarthen, is accused of nine indecent assaults and three attempted indecent assaults.

It is alleged the offences took place in Carmarthen and Hereford in the 1970s and 1980s.

Mr Hughes' solicitor Andrew Issac told Llanelli Magistrates' Court his client would be "firmly denying" all charges.

Thursday's hearing was adjourned and Mr Hughes was bailed ahead of his next appearance at Swansea Crown Court on 17 July.