Bourne man denies grooming

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A Bourne man accused of sex offences is to face trial after denying 16 charges when he appeared before Lincoln Crown Court.

Darren Hadman (39), of Wetherby Close, Bourne, pleaded not guilty to meeting a child after grooming between February 1 and March 28, 2013.

He also denied three charges of sexual activity with a child, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and causing or inciting a child to be involved in pornography.

Hadman also pleaded not guilty to possession of 380 indecent images of children, distributing indecent photographs of children and eight charges of making an indecent image of a child.

Judge Sean Morris granted Hadman conditional bail and adjourned the case for trial in January.