Child web cam acts accused due in court

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A man is to appear in court accused of encouraging a 12-year-old girl to perform sexual acts on a web cam.

Gareth David Edwards, 46, of Smith Street, Bamber Bridge, Preston, is accused of possessing indecent images of children, two counts of inciting a girl to engage in sexual activity over a webcam, between October and November and a further count of possessing an indecent photograph of a child.

The counts relate to periods between May and November last year.

He will appear on January 13 at Preston Crown Court and was given conditional bail until that appearance.