A licensee accused of a sex assault on a woman customer who had fallen asleep on the toilet in the ladies’ at a bar has made his first appearance at court.
Alan Ogden, 45, of Mains Lane, Poulton, licensee of Blackpool’s Bar 137 is charged with sexually touching a 21-year-old woman.
The offence is alleged to have taken place at Bar 137 on August 25 last year.
Pam Smith, prosecuting, asked for the case to be heard at crown court.
Michael Woosnam, defending, told magistrates his client would plead not guilty to the offence.
Ogden was bailed to appear at Preston Crown Court on April 17.
He must not enter any female toilets within licensed premises as a condition of his bail.