Child sex case: man in court

Scarborough Magistrates Court
Scarborough Magistrates Court

AN EASTFIELD man who has denied committing sexual offences against a child appeared in court yesterday.

Neil J Halifax, 42, of Lowfield, faces two charges of indecent assault on a girl under 14 and an allegation of inciting a girl under 14 to commit an act of gross indecency.

He is alleged to have committed the offences between March 1998 and March 1999.

He also faces a charge of child neglect, which is alleged to have taken place between March 1996 and March 1999.

Halifax entered not guilty pleas to the charges in January.

The case was formally committed to York Crown Court yesterday by Scarborough magistrates.

He was released on bail and will appear at York Crown Court on April 16.