Accused Ilford child sex abuser to stand trial next year

An Ilford man accused of sexually assaulting teenage girls will stand trial at Basildon Crown Court next year.

Trevor McKnight, 47, of Hampton Road, is accused of 19 counts of offences against teenage girls.

They include three counts of indecent assault on a girl under 14, three counts of assaulting a girl under 13.

He is also accused of assaulting a female, touching a girl under 13 sexually and sexual assault.

McKnight is charged with three counts of causing a girl between 13 and 15 to engage in sexual activity and three counts of assaulting a female over 13 by penetration.

He is also accused of assaulting a girl under 13 by penetration.

McKnight is due to appear at Basildon Crown Court on February 8.