A London man has been charged with a string of sexual offences against a 14-year-old he is alleged to have groomed in the Preston area.
Keith Asbury, of Dairsie Road, London, was charged with four offences after a grooming probe by police.
He is accused of two counts of attempting to arrange or facilitate an act which would involve the commission of a sexual offence in Preston, over a period in October this year, by trying to have intercourse with a 14-year-old child.
It is also alleged on October 14, the 61-year-old defendant had attempted to meet the schoolgirl, having communicated with her, and was intending to commit a sexual offence against her.
He is also accused of engaging in sexual activity in the presence of a child in a further incident on August 20.
He was remanded into custody by Preston Magistrates’ Court who committed the case to be heard before Preston Crown Court.