A Grantham man faces four charges of gross indecency and indecent assault against girls under the age of 14.
William Leonard Marshall, of Welham Street, Grantham, was told his case was too serious to be heard by magistrates.
The alleged offences took place in the 1970s and 1980s. He has yet to enter a plea.
Marshall, 52, was bailed until April 8 with the conditions he does not contact two named people, has no unsupervised contact with any under-16s and does not enter two named streets.