Pensioner on sex abuse charges

Frederick Dixon leaves Wigan Magistrates Court
Frederick Dixon leaves Wigan Magistrates Court

A WIGAN pensioner has been charged with sexually assaulting children over the past eight years.

Frederick Dixon, 71, appeared at Wigan Magistrates’ Court accused of indecently assaulting a girl under the age of 14 between 2003 and 2004, sexual activity with a girl under the age of 13 and incitement of sexual activity with a girl younger than 13, between 2009 and 2010, and also sexual activity with a girl aged between 13 and 17 between 2009 and 2011.

Dixon, of Withington Lane, Aspull, did not enter a plea.

The pensioner, who wore a black suit, a black flat cap and walked slowly with help of a walking stick, has been granted unconditional bail and will next appear in court on September 8 for a committal hearing.