A 16-YEAR-OLD boy who is accused of sexually abusing a toddler has been remanded in custody by a judge.

The teenager, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is said to have molested the three-year-old girl in the month leading up to November 4 last year.

No charge was formally put to the boy, from the Kingshill area, and he did not enter a plea during the brief hearing at Swindon Crown Court.

Judge Tim Mousley QC adjourned the case to July 25 and remanded him in custody until then.