A 72-year-old man has appeared at Oxford Crown Court charged with historic sex offences.

Rodney Smallman, of Erica Close, Banbury, faces 10 counts of indecent assault on a male person and six counts of gross indecency.

The offences are alleged to have been carried out against five complainants between February 1976 and March 1983.

Smallman was bailed to appear again at the court on October 27.

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