Man, 44, denies robbing and sexually assaulting girl, 14, on Walsall canal towpath

A 44-year-old man is to stand trial accused of robbing and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl on a canal towpath in Walsall.

The Wyrley and Essington Canal near Green Rock Lane. Photo: Google StretView.
The Wyrley and Essington Canal near Green Rock Lane. Photo: Google StretView.

William Binsley, of Bloxwich Road South, Willenhall, denied both charges when he appeared in the dock at Wolverhampton Crown Court today.

Binsley allegedly stole some AirPods and a bank card from the victim worth £800 in Green Rock Lane, Bloxwich.

He appeared in the dock wearing a blue T-shirt where he spoke to confirm his name, date of birth, address and enter his pleas.

Binsley was remanded in custody, with a trial date set for April 24.

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