Stoke-on-Trent man charged with serious child sex offences
A man has appeared in court charged with serious sexual offences against children.
Neal Hopkins, 45, of Stone Road, Stoke-on-Trent, faces 28 charges, including sexual activity with a boy and making an indecent photograph of a child.
Mr Hopkins appeared at North Staffordshire Justice Centre earlier and was remanded in custody.
He is due to appear before Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court on 15 October.
Charges relate to incidents in the Stoke-on-Trent, Derbyshire, Worcestershire and Yorkshire areas, Staffordshire Police said.