Accused on child abuse charge
A 50-year-old man has appeared before the Magistrates Court in Londonderry charged with committing a sex assault on a female child.
Because of the nature of the charge neither the defendant nor the complainant can be named.
The defendant is charged with intentionally touching the girl in a sexual manner between January and September of last year when the girl was under the age of 13.
At a preliminary inquiry hearing the defendant's solicitor accepted the defendant had a prima facie case to answer.
The defendant, who made no reply to the charge, was released on his own bail of £500 to appear before the Crown Court for arraignment on September 5.