A man has appeared in court on historical sex allegations at a care facility.
David Mann faced three charges of sexual encounters with boys aged between 12 and 16 at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court.
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The offences are alleged to have taken place at the Wood End centre in Atherton between 1982 and 1991.
No pleas were entered during the brief hearing.
The 67-year-old, from Westhoughton, wore a yellow shirt and a green jumper and walked with the aid of sticks.
Mann will now appear at Bolton Crown Court on November 8.
He was released on bail.