A MAN appeared in court charged with giving an 83-year-old woman drugs so he could overpower her for sex.
Electrician Darren Lee Penfold is alleged to have given the woman two types of Ecstasy-style drugs at her home.
He is charged with administering the drugs with intent to stupefy and overpower the pensioner so as to enable any person to engage in a sexual activity involving her.
Penfold, 45, of North Drive, Cleveleys, is also charged with sexually assaulting the woman and further charged with stealing bottles of Champagne and spirits from the woman.
Penfold denied the allegations when he appeared atBlackpool Magistrates’ Court.
Penfold will be committed to Preston Crown Court on April 5.
He was granted bail on condition he does not contact prosecution witnesses or approach the home of his alleged victim.