A Sunderland woman has appeared in court charged with historical child sex offences against an underage boy.
Carole Davis is accused of indecently assaulting a boy under the age of 16, 10 times over a four-year period.
I am allocating this case to the crown courtDistrict Judge Roger Elsey
The 58-year-old, of Greystoke Avenue, Tunstall, pleaded not guilty to all charges against her, when she appeared before a judge at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court.
District Judge Roger Elsey told her: “I am allocating this case to the crown court.
“You must be at the crown court at Newcastle upon Tyne for a preliminary hearing, on June 7, at 10am.
“I give you bail until then.
“I must warn you that, if you do not turn up, you are committing an offence which carries a sentence of imprisonment.”