A WORKINGTON pensioner has appeared in court accused of three sex offences.

At the town’s magistrates court, Paul Stuart Adams, 73, from Banklands, entered not guilty pleas to all the charges he faces. They are:

Between July 25, 2016, and May 30, 2018, in Cumbria, ‘on a number of occasions intentionally obtained for yourself the sexual services of a boy aged 16 and 17, whom you did not reasonably believe was aged 18 or over, having previously made payment to him for those sexual services.’

Over the same period, in Workington, [he] intentionally touched a man and that touching was sexual and he did not consent.

Over the same period, also in Workington, an almost identical sexual touching allegation.

Magistrates sent the case to Carlisle Crown Court for a hearing on May 26.

The defendant was granted bail. His conditions include him having no contact a named person, and no unsupervised contact with any child.

Adams was represented by defence lawyer David Thompson.