Denies sex assault of boy

A 51-year-old man has denied sexually assaulting a boy.

The man, who cannot be named for legal reasons, denied six charges of indecent assault on a male child.

The offences were allegedly committed between January 1, 1979 and December 31, 1982.

The alleged injured party was under 17-years-old at the time.

Derry Crown Court heard that a trial date had been set for later this month but was “highly unlikely to be met”.

The trial date was vacated and the case will be mentioned again on September 27.

The 51-year-old was released on continuing bail until that date.