Brid man faces sex charges

Kerry Shepherd appears at Hull Crown Court
Kerry Shepherd appears at Hull Crown Court

A Bridlington man accused of a sexual offence against a teenage girl has appeared at Hull Crown Court for the first time.

A Bridlington man accused of a sexual offence against a teenage girl has appeared at Hull Crown Court for the first time.

Kerry Shepherd, 51, of Cranbeck Close, Bridlington, is accused of carrying out a sexual offence against the teenager.

Mr Shepherd made a 15-minute appearance before Judge Simon Jack in the dock of court three at Hull Crown Court on Monday November 16. Crown barrister John Thackray said Shepherd was facing a number of sexual offences.

However these were not put to him at this stage.

Defence barrister Paul Genney said he agreed he should have no contact with the complainant, who cannot be named for legal reasons.

Judge Jack ordered Shepherd to stand as he told him: “You will face a trial on July 4 next year.

“You must not contact prosecution witnesses as this will be a breach of your bail.”

Judge Jack then adjourned for a plea and directions hearing on January 18.

Accused Shepherd was allowed to walk free from court until his next appearance where he must attend to face the allegations.