Pensioner charged with 25 sex offences over 13 years

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A pensioner has appeared at Londonderry Magistrates' Court charged with committing 25 sex offences against two young girls over a 13 year period.

The 66-year-old defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is alleged to have committed indecent assaults on the girls between 1970 and 1983.

A defence solicitor accepted that his client had a prima facie case to answer.

The defendant was released on his own bail of £500.

He is due to appear in Londonderry Crown Court on 1 November.