A MAN has appeared at court charged with a string of sex offences against children.

Kevin Stone is charged with two counts of attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child and one count of attempting to incite a girl to engage in sexual activity.

The offences date back to between January and February 2019.

The 46-year-old, of Damson Avenue, Malton, North Yorkshire, but originally from Newton Aycliffe, appeared before a judge at Peterlee Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Stone, who entered no pleas, was remanded on unconditional bail.

He is due to appear at Durham Crown Court on the morning of Thursday, October 22.