A LONGPARISH man has denied talking to a child about having sex over a webcam and encouraging a child to engage in sexual activities with him.

John Charles Kingston of North Acre, Longparish, appeared at Winchester Crown Court on Wednesday (March 31) where he pleaded not guilty to attempting to engage in sexual communication with a child and attempting to cause or incite a child to engage in sexual activity.

Recorder Adam Feest QC granted Mr Kingston unconditional bail. The 58-year-old will stand trial at the same court on September 13, 2021.