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Co Armagh pensioner accused accused of sexual assaults on two women

A Co Armagh man who is accused of indecent and sexual assaults on two women will face trial later this year.

The 65-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, denied the charges when he appeared at Craigavon Crown Court on Thursday for arraignment.

He faced three counts of indecent assault on a female, sexual assault and sexual assault by penetration.

It was heard the alleged indecent assaults dated back to 1974 and all related to the same female.

The other charges, which the defendant is accused of committing from 2016, were in reference to another female.

He is alleged to have sexually touched this female without consent and penetrated her anus with his finger, again without consent.

As he stood in the dock, the defendant confirmed his name and plea of not guilty to each of the charges.

A preliminary date for September 3 was set in the case due to witness difficulties in June.

The case will return for a review on May 31.

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