Lancashire

Blackburn teaching assistant in court accused of child sex abuse

A teaching assistant from Lancashire has appeared in court charged with the sexual abuse of five girls.

David Billington faces seven counts of sexual touching a girl under 13, which are alleged to have taken place between September 2012 and February 2016.

The 46-year-old, of Shadsworth Road, Blackburn, did not enter a plea at Blackburn Magistrates' Court.

He was bailed and is scheduled to appear at Preston Crown Court on 28 November.

Mr Billington was charged on 6 October.

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