Wakefield man sent for trial to face child sex offence charges

10 July 2013...   James Ross at Wakefield Magistrates Court charged with a number of child sex offences
10 July 2013... James Ross at Wakefield Magistrates Court charged with a number of child sex offences

A Wakefield man has been accused of a string of child sex offences – including inciting a 15-year-old into pornography.

James Ferris Ross, 64, is alleged to have twice caused or incited a 15-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity.

Ross, of Waterton Road, Lupset, is further charged with causing or inciting a 15-year-old child to be involved in pornography in any part of the world.

And he faces two charges of possession of an indecent photograph.

All the charges are alleged to have happened in March last year.

But Ross did not enter any pleas when he appeared before Wakefield Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

District Judge Lewis Johns committed Ross on bail to Leeds Crown Court for trial.

But Mr Johns removed a pre-court condition banning Ross from using Facebook after hearing representations from defence solicitor Rob Fones about his client needing to contact family abroad following a bereavement.

Ross was bailed to attend at Leeds Crown Court on July 24.