A MAN is to stand trial next year after he pleaded not guilty to historical sexual assault allegations.

Daniel Hopkins, 31, from Pontypool denied two counts of the rape of a child, four of causing a child to engage in sexual activity and two of the sexual assault of a child.

The defendant, of Osborne Road, is due to go on trial on June 24, 2024.

Hopkins was granted unconditional bail after appearing at Cardiff Crown Court.