Alleged assault on girl under 16

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A man charged with 20 counts of sexual assault on a girl under the age of 16 appeared at Calderdale Magistrates’ Court via video link.

Stephen John Bentley, 61, of Luddenden Lane, Luddendenfoot, appeared from HMP Preston.

The alleged offences date back to 1994.

The defendant will appear at Bradford Crown Court on September 15.