Kirkby man charged with sexually assaulting girl over several years

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A Kirkby man has appeared in court charged with sexually assaulting a girl under the age of 16.

Colin Philip Antony Ager of Welbeck Street appeared in custody at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court on Monday charged with comitting offences between January 2005 to January 2008.

Magistrates were told that the charges faced by Ager, 46, may well be expanded to include other allegations of sexual assault comitted against the girl - who cannot be named for legal reasons.

Ager was remanded in custody for the protection of witnesses and his own safety.

The court heard he had expressed ideas of suicide.

The case was transferred to Nottingham Crown Court to be heard on November 26.