Brid man accused of teenager sex crimes

Kerry Shepherd is accused of seven sexual offences against the girl

Kerry Shepherd is accused of seven sexual offences against the girl

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A Bridlington man accused of seven sexual offences against a teenage girl has elected a trial at Hull Crown Court.

Kerry Shepherd, 51, of Cranbeck Close, Bridlington, is accused of seven sexual offences against the girl.

Mr Shepherd made a 15-minute appearance before Judge Mark Bury in the dock of court one at Hull Crown Court on Monday January 18.

Crown barrister John Thackray said Shepherd was facing a number of sexual offences, but they were not put to him at this stage.

He said they could be put, but since it was going to be a trial then it was safer if they were put to him as a jury was sworn in.

Defence barrister Paul Genney said he accepted the charges should not be put to him at this stage as he awaiting evidence in the case.

Judge Bury ordered Shepherd to stand as he told him: “Your trial will take place June 13. You must be here in good time. If you don’t you may be locked up.

"Worst for you your trial could take place without you. You must not contact prosecution witness. Until June 13 you are free to go.”