Wigan man denies child sex crimes - trial date set for 2025

A 44-year-old Wigan man has appeared before a judge to deny three child sex offence charges.
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Gareth Vickers is accused of taking indecent (category B) images of a child in September 2021, the sexual assault of an under-13 that same month and distributing indecent (category B) images of a child in April 2022.

But due to a backlog in cases, the Bolton Crown Court trial – estimated to last three days – can only be scheduled to begin on March 24 2025.

He is bailed until then.