A Wanganui man has denied six sexual charges allegedly committed against a boy and a girl, both aged under 12.

The 66-year-old, who has name suppression, appeared before Judge Chris Field in the Whanganui District Court on Tuesday.

He was charged with two counts of indecent assault against a boy under 12, two charges of doing an indecent act on a boy under 12, unlawful sexual connection with a boy under 12 and unlawful sexual connection with a girl under 12.

Defence counsel Stephen Ross said his client pleaded not guilty to all charges and elected a trial by jury.

Advertisement

Judge Field ordered name suppression continue for the man as naming him could identify one of the alleged victims.

The man was remanded on bail until a case review hearing on January 22.

Also in court on Tuesday was a 41-year-old man who denied unlawful sexual connection with a dependent family member.

The man, who has name suppression, elected a trial by jury through assigned counsel Raukawa Simon.

The man was alleged to have committed the offence with a female aged 16-17 between August 2012 and September this year. The man was remanded on bail by Judge Chris Field until a case review hearing on January 22.