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Adelaide man pleads not guilty to string of child sex offences in Canberra

A South Australian man charged with a string of child sex offences allegedly committed against two girls in the ACT this year will fight the allegations. 

The man, 75, was arrested in June and charged with 18 offences that included committing acts of indecency against a child under 10 and sexual intercourse with a child under 10.  

He was also accused of acts of indecency against a child under 16 and sexual intercourse with a child between 10 and 16.

It's alleged the man, of North Haven in Adelaide, was staying at the home of the childrens' grandparents in Canberra when the offences occurred between January and March and three days in June.

Fairfax Media has chosen not to name the man to protect the identity of his alleged victims. 

He returned to the ACT Magistrates Court on Monday, when his lawyer entered not guilty pleas to all charges on his behalf.

His bail was continued. The case returns to court in September.