The trial of a man accused of rape and sexual assault dating back to 1995 is set to begin today.

Craig Preston, of Longfields, Marcham, near Abingdon, denies 17 sexual offences allegedly committed against three girls between December 1995 and December last year.

The 30-year-old is accused of two counts of rape, four counts of sexual assault, 10 counts of indecent assault and one attempted rape.

He is on bail and his trial at Oxford Crown Court is expected to last between five and seven days.


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