AN 82-YEAR-OLD Aberystwyth man has appeared in court charged with historic child sex offences.

Benjamin Griffiths, of 61 North Parade, appeared before Llanelli Magistrates’ Court on 2 August.

The 82-year-old is accused of five counts of indecent assault of a girl under the age of 14, and one count of gross indecency with a girl under 14.

All the offences are alleged to have taken place between 6 November 1995 and 5 November 1996.

Griffiths is due to next appear at Swansea Crown Court for a plea and trial preparation hearing on 1 September.