A Warkworth man is due to appear at Newcastle Crown Court next month in relation to a string of sexual-offence charges.
David Curran, 56, of Brotherwick Farm Cottages, faces five counts of making indecent photographs of a child, between November 1, 2010, and July 11, 2014, and three charges of possessing indecent photographs on July 11, 2014.
Curran also faces of charge of meeting or communicating with a girl under the age of 16, on at least two occasions in July 2014 in Newcastle.
Curran has been sent for trial.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled to take place at the crown court on Thursday, December 3.