A 62-year-old man from Limavady has appeared at Derry Crown Court on a series of sex offences against a female child.
The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, faced six charges of indecently assaulting a female child on dates unknown between September 1 2007 and June 30 2008. The offences were alleged to have begun when the child was aged 11.
He also faced six further charges of engaging in sexual activity with a female child on dates unknown between February 2 2009 and June 30 2009.
He pleaded not guilty to all charges.
The court was told that the trial is expected to last about a week and he was released on continuing bail to appear again on a date to be fixed.