A MAN accused of a number of sexual offences against children in Ellesmere will enter a plea at his next hearing later this month.

Kieran Bowers, 26 and currently of Avondale Drive in Shrewsbury, appeared at Shrewsbury Crown Court on Thursday and is facing a number of offences.

He is also accused of assaulting a girl under the age of 13 by touching in an offence that allegedly took place on December 31, 2022 with another charge from December 25.

A third charge allegedly dates to July 1, 2022.

He is also accused of three counts of engaging in sexual communication with a child for the purpose of gaining sexual gratification.

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The defendant also faces two counts of breaching a sexual harm prevention order imposed in 2017.

Judge Anthony Lowe heard on Thursday that Bowers’s defence team is waiting to receive a transcription of an interview carried out by police with claimants after transcription was delayed because of a corrupt file.

Judge Lowe heard that the defendant is due to be brought back to court on Friday, July 28 and ordered for the interview transcription to be served to the defence one week earlier.