- Mohammed Haji Saddique, 80, of Cardiff, has been charged with 15 offences
- He will stand trial accused of indecently assaulting girls as young as five
- Seven charges related to allegations of indecent assault on two young girls
Mohammed Haji Saddique (pictured) will face trial on June 5 this year
A former teacher at a mosque will stand trial accused of indecently assaulting girls as young as five.
Mohammed Haji Saddique, 80, has been charged with 15 offences relating to four different girls over a 10-year period between 1996 and 2006.
On Friday, the pensioner appeared at Cardiff Crown Court and denied all of the offences.
Seven charges related to allegations of indecent assault on two of the girls between 1996 and 2001.
The other eight charges related to allegations of sexually assaulting the other two complainants by touching, between 2004 and 2006.
The court heard that the girls were aged between five and 11 at the time of the alleged offences.
In November when Saddique, of Cyncoed, Cardiff, was charged, South Wales Police said he taught at the Madina Mosque in Cardiff from 1976 until 2006.
They added that he has had no involvement with the mosque, which is in the Welsh capital, since then.
Saddique was granted conditional bail to appear at the court for trial on June 5.