Telford man in court on child sex charge

A man has gone on trial charged with sexual offences against a child.

Robert Flavell, 39, of Sutton Hill, Telford, is charged with having full sex with a girl under the age of 16.

Flavell denied the charge when he appeared at Shrewsbury Crown Court yesterday.

Via video link the girl told the court Flavell enticed her into having sex with him in December 2011.

However Danny Smith, for Flavell, claimed it was the girl who made advances towards his client and that sexual intercourse did not take place.

The trial is due to last three days.

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