Telford man, 83, accused of sex offences against girl to have psychiatric assessment
A Telford pensioner accused of sexual offences against a girl under the age of 13 will have a psychiatric assessment.
Cyril Plant, aged 83, made no plea when he appeared at Shrewsbury Crown Court. He is accused of two offences between February 18 and July 26, 2021.
Plant, of Chiltern Gardens, Dawley, is also accused of assaulting a 12-year-old girl on July 6, 2021.
Jonathan Barker, defending, asked for Plant's plea and trial preparation hearing to be adjourned for a psychiatric report to take place in February.
Plant will be back before the court on March 24. He was granted unconditional bail.