A DUNDEE man is to stand trial in court on 23 sex charges — including raping and sexually assaulting children.
Derek Gall, whose address was given as Brougham Gardens, is accused of carrying out attacks on five children over an eight-year period between 2006 and 2014.
The indictment alleges that the assaults took place at locations throughout Tayside.
Gall is facing 16 charges that involve the alleged sexual assault, indecent assault, assault, rape or attempted rape of children.
The rapes are alleged to have taken place between late 2006 and the end of 2014.
Some of the rape charges allege that the attacks took place to the child’s injury. He is accused of performing sexual acts in some instances after pulling down the clothes of the children involved and in some instances he is accused of seizing their hands.
Some of the charges claim that the acts took place while the alleged victims were not in a position to give or withhold consent.
The 37-year-old is further accused of four charges of lewd, indecent and libidinous practices towards children.
Another charge alleges that Gall supplied a child with alcohol before performing a sex act on the child and inducing the child to perform a sex act on him.
Gall is also accused of sending sexual written communication to a child and sending that child indecent messages via social networking.
A further charge alleges that Gall bought a child clothing.
He then induced the child to put on the clothing before carrying out a sexual act, the indictment alleges.
There are further charges that relate to alleged lewd, indecent and libidinous assaults on children.
Gall denied all of the charges at a preliminary hearing in Glasgow.
A trial diet has now been set for January 20.
The trial is to be held at the High Court in Aberdeen