Man is arraigned on charges of abusing 11-year-old girl

A 66-year-old man is to go on trial at Londonderry Crown Court charged with sex offences against a child.

The defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded not guilty to four charges of touching an 11-year-old girl sexually.

The offences are alleged to have taken place between March and July last year.

The defendant was released on bail until his trial next January. He was also ordered not to have any contact with the girl or witnesses in the case.