A terminally-ill man is to stand trial over the alleged sexual assault of a woman on an Angus road.
Martin Baxter, formerly of Broughty Ferry, is accused of carrying out an assault on the A92 in 2014 and an indecent attack on another woman in Broughty Ferry between 2005 and 2006.
The 52-year-old is also charged with making sexual comments towards another two women, who cannot be named for legal reasons, between 2007 and 2010.
Baxter attended an intermediate diet at Forfar Sheriff Court on Tuesday, at which his solicitor maintained not guilty pleas to all four charges on his behalf.
Mr Hendry told the court his client would stand trial despite mobility issues caused by a terminal illness.
“In respect of all charges, Mr Baxter pleads not guilty,” he said.
“If this matter does go to trial, Mr Baxter is terminally ill and has issues with mobility.”
A previous trial diet was deserted, and Baxter will appear at Forfar on February 10.
Prosecutors allege that Baxter, of Wallace Crescent, Falkirk, sexually assaulted a woman on the A92 between Monifieth and Carnoustie, as well as other roads unknown to authorities, in that he touched her inner thigh over her clothing, rubbed her leg, handled and rubbed her private parts over her clothing, handled her breasts over her clothing, and handled and rubbed her naked breasts, and made sexual comments towards her on June 17 2014.
Baxter is accused of indecently assaulting another woman in Broughty Ferry, and other unknown roads in Dundee, in that he made sexual remarks to her and handled her breast over her clothing between December 1 2005 and June 30 2006.
It is also alleged that Baxter conducted himself in a disorderly manner and made inappropriate comments and comments of a sexual nature to the distress, upset and alarm of a third woman, and committed a breach of the peace in Broughty Ferry between August 1 2007 and March 7 2008.
He faces a charge that he conducted himself in a disorderly manner by making inappropriate comments and comments of a sexual nature to a fourth woman to her distress, upset and alarm in Dundee between May 1 2010 and December 31 2010, and committed a breach of the peace.