AN alleged Worcester sex offender did not enter pleas to the sexual 'assaults' on girl aged 14.

Andrew Crowe of Goodrest Walk, Merrimans Hill, Worcester, stands accused of a string of sexual offences against children, appearing before magistrates in Worcester last Thursday.

The 45-year-old is accused of seven offences in total including five sexual assaults against a girl said by the prosecution to have occurred on January 12 this year, between November 30, 2018 and January 1, 2019 and between April 5, 2017 and January 13, 2019.

Crowe is further charged with causing a child aged 13 to 15 to watch/look at an image of sexual activity and inciting a child aged 13 to 15 to engage in sexual activity, both offences said by the prosecution have taken place on January 13, 2019.

Represented by Sam Lamsdale at the hearing, Crowe did not indicate pleas to the charges which were read out in full.

Ralph Robyns-Landricombe, prosecuting, said the case was not suitable for summary trial at the magistrates court and should be heard at Worcester Crown Court.

Mrs Lamsdale said: "I don't have any representations in that regard."

Magistrates declined jurisdiction for the case and it was adjourned until December 17 at the crown court. Crowe was granted bail on condition he has no contact, directly or indirectly, with the complainant.