A Swindon man has denied trying to get a 13-year-old girl to perform a sex act on a dog.

Trevor Fernandes, 36, is also accused of pressuring the girl, who is based in America, to film herself performing sex acts on herself and a younger child.

Appearing before Swindon Crown Court via video link from HMP Bullingdon, Fernandes, formerly of Dixon Street, pleaded not guilty to seven charges of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, six counts of taking indecent images in category B and three counts of taking indecent images in category C. 

Charges read to Fernandes on Friday afternoon allege he told a 13-year-old girl to perform sex acts on a younger child and a dog.

The offences are said to have been committed between November 16 and 19, 2020. 

Judge Peter Crabtree remanded Fernandes into custody for the trial on June 7. 

Daniel Sawyer appeared for the Crown Prosecution Service. Fernandes was represented by Robin Shellard. The investigation has been led by the National Crime Agency.