Telford man, 56, denies child sex charges

A Telford man has denied a string of sexual offences involving young girls, including a charge of rape.

Ian Bowen, 56, of Cyril Hayward Court, Hadley, denied 15 charges when he appeared at Shrewsbury Crown Court yesterday.

He pleaded not guilty to one charge of rape, one of attempted rape and others of sexual assault, inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, and engaging in sexual activity in front of a child.

The offences are said to have taken place between 2004 and 2006.

Bowen was granted bail.

The case was adjourned for trial, which is expected to take place in July next year.

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