Man faces trial for abusing girl over an eight-year period
A 63-year-old man has been returned to the Crown Court in Londonderry charged with sexually abusing a young girl over an eight-year period starting in 1981.
The defendant, who cannot be named, appeared before the city's Magistrates Court for a preliminary enquiry hearing.
He's charged with 11 counts of raping the child and with 23 instances of indecent assault.
When asked if he had anything to say, the defendant replied "not at this stage".
The defendant was released on his own bail of £250 to appear before the Crown Court on November 13.