A MAN has appeared in court after being charged with several sexual offences.

George Raymond, of West Avenue Seaham, appeared at Newton Aycliffe Magistrates' Court on Monday, following his arrest in Murton on Friday.

He was charged with four counts of breaching a sexual harm prevention order and one count of inciting a girl to engage in sexual activity.

The 48-year-old was also charged with two counts of attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child.

He did not plead to the charges.

Magistrates remanded him in custody to appear at Durham Crown Court on July 27.