York & North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire teacher to face jury on sex charges

A primary school teacher has appeared in court charged with sex assaults on young boys and downloading thousands of indecent images of children.

Richard Arthur Oldham, 31, who worked in York, denies sexual assault and sexual activity with a boy under 13.

He also denies making indecent video images of a child, possessing 2,076 indecent images and voyeurism.

Mr Oldham, now of North Tamerton in Holsworthy, Devon, was told by York magistrates he now faces a jury.

Magistrates in York said the case would have to be dealt with by a crown court judge.

Mr Oldham was granted bail and will appear before a judge at York Crown Court on 17 May.

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