Three men denying 85 sexual offences

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Three men have denied committing over 80 sex offences.

The trio, who cannot be named for legal reasons, face a total of 85 offences allegedly committed between March 1980 and September 1996. They include rape, attempted rape, buggery and indecent assault. The indictment also includes charges of child cruelty, assault and making indecent photos. Derry Crown Court heard the trial is to last at least six weeks and has been listed for October 14. Two of the defendants were remanded in custody and the third was released on continuing bail.