A pensioner has appeared in court accused of a string of historic sex offences against three girls in Preston in the 1970s.
Frederick Wilding, 78, of Windmill View, Wesham, Preston, is accused of five rapes, and three indecent assaults.
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He spoke to confirm his name and address during a brief hearing before Preston Magistrates' Court.
His case was committed to Preston Crown Court where he will next appear on January 21 for a plea hearing.