Sex charge goes to trial

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A man of 36 denies sexually assaulting a woman in Spalding and will stand trial next year.

Victor Ford (36), of St Thomas Road, Spalding, pleaded not guilty to intentionally sexually touching a woman aged 16 or over on September 9 when she did not consent and when he did not reasonably believe she was consenting.

Ford entered his plea at Spalding Magistrates’ Court on Thursday.

The hearing was adjourned to March 27 for a trial at Boston Magistrates’ Court.

Magistrates granted Ford an extension of his bail to the trial date.