A CARDIFF man accused of a serious sexual assault will stand trial.

Rhys William Charles Stone appeared at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court on December 31 to face one sexual assault charge.

The court heard how 21-year-old Stone of Hollybush Estate, Whitchaurch,  is alledged to have sexually penetrated the vagina of a woman aged 16 or over with his fingers without consent.

The offence occurred between February 23-26, 2020.

The case was sent to Crown Court for trial.

No plea was indicated.

Stone will next appear at Cardiff Crown Court on January 21.

The defendant was released on conditional bail.