Sexual offence charges against a girl date back to 1994

Calderdale Magistrates Court
Calderdale Magistrates Court

A man charged with 20 counts of sexual assault on a girl under the age of 16 appeared at Calderdale Magistrates’ Court via video link.

Stephen John Bentley, 61, of Luddenden Lane, Luddenden Foot, appeared from HMP Preston.

The alleged offences date back to 1994.

The defendant will appear at Bradford Crown Court on September 15.