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Sex abuse suspect set to stand trial

A Yorkshireman accused of flying to Belfast to meet a schoolgirl for sex is to stand trial for a series of alleged offences, a judge has ruled.

Gareth Freeman faces a total of 15 charges in connection with his suspected grooming of a girl aged 13.

The 31-year-old, of Regent Street in Mirfield, West Yorkshire, is accused of sexual activity with a child, and taking and possessing indecent images of a child.

All of the alleged offences were committed during October and November last year.

Belfast Telegraph