A HORNDON-ON-THE-HILL man is set to stand trial over an alleged sex offence with a fourteen-year-old girl.
Wayne Rumble, aged 49, of Gordon Road, Horndon-on-the-Hill, has been charged with the following.
Between 20/07/2018 and 06/08/2018 at Horndon-on-the-hill, being a person aged 18 or over, intentionally attempted to cause or incite a girl aged 14, not reasonably believing she was aged 16 or over, to engage in sexual activity of a non penetrative nature, namely encouraging her to masturbate.
A trial date of September 4th at Basildon Crown Court has been set.
Rumble pleads not guilty.