AN AMESBURY man is due to appear in court to be charged with sexual offences against children.

Alexander Aplin, 52, will take to the dock at Salisbury Magistrates Court on Friday, August 23.

A statement from the police said he has been summoned to court where the following charges will be read to him:

  • Attempting to cause a girl aged 13 or over to engage in penetrative sexual activity.
  • Attempting to meet a girl under 16 years of age following grooming.
  • Attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child.