A PILOT has made his first appearance in court accused of committing sex offences against a 12-year-old girl.
Company director, Craig Seville, 37, who teaches people to fly and owns Blackpool Flight School, which is based at Blackpool Airport, faces two offences.
Seville, of Mayfield Avenue, Springfield, Oldham, is alleged to have incited a 12-year-old girl into committing sexual activity.
He is also accused of attempting to cause a 12-year-old girl to look at a picture of himself engaged in sexual activity over a web camera on the internet.
The offences are alleged to have taken place at Seville’s offices in Blackpool in September this year.
Tracy Yates, prosecuting, applied for the case to go direct to crown court, which was not opposed by defence lawyer Barbara Webster.
Blackpool magistrates sent the case direct to Preston Crown Court and bailed Seville to appear there on November 29.
He must surrender his passport to police but may have it returned to fly abroad on business, before returning it to police.
He must also have no access to computers or chat rooms, live at his given address and report daily to police as conditions of his bail.