A MAN has appeared in court over child grooming allegations.
Scott Moffat, 38, indicated at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court he would plead not guilty to a charge under the Sexual Offences Act.
It is alleged he arranged to meet a 13-year-old girl for the purposes of sexual activity in Sunderland last year.
Moffat, of Longbeck Way, Thornaby, was released on conditional bail. A hearing will take place at crown court in May.