Former Dragons’ Den star Doug Richard in court on child sex charges

Doug Richard is accused on three counts of sexual activity with a child and one of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

The charges relate to a girl aged 13 at the time they are alleged to have taken place in January.

Richard, 57, wearing a white shirt with the top button undone, spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address during the short hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.

He was released on unconditional bail to appear at the Old Bailey on October 19.

He was charged with the crimes on September 7.

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