Sex as­saults trial date set

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Mourning Reece Murrell -

An Ash­ford man ac­cused of a se­ries of sex as­saults around the town ap­peared in court on Mon­day for a pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing.

John Wil­liams, 46, of Es­set­ford Road, faces 11 counts of sex­ual as­sault, re­sult­ing from seven al­leged at­tacks.

Ten of the charges re­late to in­ci­dents in the Ash­ford area.

The al­leged at­tacks date from Novem­ber 9, 2010, to Au­gust 2, 2013.

Wil­liams is ex­pected to for­mally en­ter pleas to the charges when he ap­pears again at Can­ter­bury Crown Court for another hear­ing on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 7.

A pro­vi­sional trial date has been set for April 4.

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