A former Coronation street director has appeared in court accused of trying to groom a 13-year-old for sex.
Tim Dowd, 65, was arrested in February at his home in Harrogate after police posed an underage girl in an online forum.
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Dowd appeared at Leeds Magistrates Court to face four charges of attempting to incite a child into sexual activity.
No plea was entered and his case was adjourned until September 5 to be heard at Leeds Crown Court
Dowd, joined Coronation Street 24 years ago and was a senior figure on the ITV soap.
Dowd left the show earlier this year after his contract was not renewed.