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Dumfries takeaway boss denies sex charges

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A takeaway boss has appeared in court at Dumfries on a total of nine charges of sexual assault and indecent behaviour involving employees.

Michael Smith, 46, of Dumfries, denied committing the offences at the Prego takeaway and Benvenuto Restaurant.

The charges - dating from between 2007 and 2014 - included indecency towards two girls under the age of 16 and exposing himself to an employee.

A trial date was set for August at Dumfries Sheriff Court.

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