A TRIAL has been set for a man accused of a string of sexual offences.

Ryan Beaumont, of Homewood Crescent in Hartford, will stand trial after being charged with 21 different offences involving voyeurism, upskirting and indecent images of children.

The 38-year-old attended Warrington Magistrates Court on Tuesday (December 5) where the deputy district judge Arlegh Davies said the case was 'clearly beyond' the court’s sentencing power.

As such, she set a trial date of January 2, to take place at Chester Crown Court.

While in the dock on Tuesday, Beaumont gave no indication of his plea.

In total, he was charged with nine counts of voyeurism, with these all taking place between 2013 and 2021 in Flintshire, North Wales.

Beaumont also faces three charges of operating equipment beneath clothing of another without consent, referred to in court as 'upskirting'.

These alleged offences are said to have taken place between 2019 and 2021 in Flintshire and Windermere in Cumbria.

Alongside this, Beaumont has been charged with seven counts of taking indecent photographs of children, allegedly taking place between 2017 and 2021 in Chester, as well as in Mold and Wrexham in North Wales.

He is also accused of possessing 552 category C indecent photographs of children, as well as a category B photograph.

Beaumont has been granted conditional bail until the trial begins in January.

Until such time he is banned from contacting a list of specified individuals, must not possess a mobile phone with a camera, must allow police to inspect any digital devices he owns and must not make unsupervised contact with any under 18s, other than in the ordinary course of everyday life.