A PENSIONER facing a string of child sex offences involving toddlers will appear at Oxford Crown Court today.

Lloyd Dorward, 64, of Wasborough Avenue, Wantage, is charged with seven counts alleging sexual offences against children.

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He faces three counts of sexual assault of a girl under 13, three counts of assault by penetration of a girl under 13, and one count of causing or inciting a girl to engage in sexual activity.

The offences are alleged to have taken place in the Wantage area.

He first appeared at Oxford Magistrates' Court on November 5 and is due to enter a plea to the charges today.