A man accused of committing assaults and indecent assaults on children was told his case must be heard at crown court.
Barry Johnson of St Giles Avenue in Sleaford is accused of committing four assaults on a girl under the age of 13 and five indecent assaults on a girl under the age of 16.
At least four of the charges relate to offences alleged to have been committed in Grantham.
Johnson, 50, has not yet entered a plea.
He is next due to appear in court on May 10.
Johnson was given bail on the conditions he does not contact four named people, has no unsupervised contact with anyone under the age of 16 and continues to live and sleep at the address in Sleaford.