A shop owner in Mansfield facing three charges of sexual assault is to have his case heard at crown court.
Vijay Kumar Chadda (46) of Rufford Road, Edwinstowe, denied the three counts during a short hearing at Mansfield Magistrates’ Court.
He stood in front of the magistrates next to work colleague, Dale Ashley Allen (27) of Rufford Avenue, Rainworth, who is facing a charge of intimidating a witness.
It was alleged that Mr Allen approached the complainant and told her that she needed to ‘think twice’ about pursuing legal action because Mr Chadda ‘knew some powerful people’ - a claim that Mr Allen denies saying.
The pair are due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 21st November.