A PENSIONER has been accused of sexually abusing a child.

Peter Miller appeared at Colchester Magistrates’ Court charged with 12 sex offences, including against a child aged four.

The 76-year old is accused of six counts of sexual assault against a child, four counts of penetrative sexual activity with a child and two counts of indecent assault against a child.

Miller, of Munnings Drive, Clacton, did not enter a plea to any of the charges.

He has been released on bail.

Miller is due to answer the charges at Ipswich Crown Court on June 13.