A CLEATOR Moor man who is accused of multiple sex offences against a child under the age of 13 is due to appear in court.

Dale Anthony Hughes-Tyson, 26, of Calder Crescent, appeared at the magistrates court in Workington on Friday.

But magistrates directed the case should be heard at the crown court in Carlisle.

The court heard that Hughes-Tyson had been charged for offences which allegedly took place between 2010 and 2013.

Some of the incidents were said to have happened in Whitehaven, while others occurred in Cleator Moor.

All the charges allege that he touched a girl under the age of 13 and the touching was sexual.

Court papers did not indicate if the alleged offences relate to a single victim or multiple ones.

In two of the incidents, the alleged victim was aged between 4 and 6.

The next hearing is scheduled to take place on September 25.

Hughes-Tyson was remanded on unconditional bail.