A MAN has appeared in court today accused of sex charges involving a young girl.

Steven Price, 42, denied one charge of indecent assault and two of sex touching when he made a brief appearance at Chelmsford Crown Court.

The incidents are alleged to have taken place between 1998 and 2006 in the Braintree area and involved a girl aged under 16.

Price, of Coburg Place, South Woodham Ferrers, will face trial on the charges in May and was granted bail until then.