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Keswick man goes on trial for alleged child sex crimes

Carlisle Crown Court

[A] MAN accused of committing child sex offences against a teenage girl has gone on trial at Carlisle Crown Court.

Liviu-flavius Maduta, 31, is alleged to have made a string of unwanted sexual advances towards the teen during 2016.

Maduta went on trial today (TUES) having pleaded not guilty to six charges. He denies three counts alleging that he caused or incited a child to engage in sexual activity; and three charges alleging sexual activity with a child aged under 16.

When interviewed, she told police Maduta, of Rosthwaite, near Keswick, left her “in shock” by kissing her. She also alleged he squeezed her bottom, and that he made other illegal sexual advances despite her telling him she was under 16.

But when he was quizzed, Maduta denied there had been any sexual contact “whatsoever” with the girl.

Opening the case, prosecutor Nick Kennedy said to jurors: “I am sure you will appreciate… you have two conflicting accounts.”

The trial continues.

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