A SEXUAL assault accused man said to have tried to coerce a teenage girl into indecent acts in exchange for vape products is set to stand trial next month.

Omar Mohammed Khan is charged with attacking the 13-year-old alleged victim within a Greenock shop more than two years ago.

Prosecutors claim that the 28-year-old attempted to pull the child's trousers down along with his own, before allegedly touching the youngster inappropriately and forcibly turning her around.

It is alleged that Khan pushed the teen against a wall inside a store in the town before allegedly pinning her by the shoulders and kissing her neck and body.

The accused is also charged with trying to get the girl to show him her naked body and to participate in sexual activity in exchange for nicotine vaporiser products.

Khan, who denies the alleged offences, faces further allegations of sending indecent messages of a sexual nature to the teenager over seven months between November 2021 and May 2022.

It is alleged that on an occasion between January 1 and May 14, 2022, Khan, who has a Glasgow address, sent images of his body and private parts to two other girls, who were both aged 12 at the time, 'for the purposes of obtaining sexual gratification or of humiliating, distressing or alarming' them.

He is said to have sent further photos of himself, exposing his body and underwear to another girl, aged 13, during the same timeframe.

A sixth indictment charge claims that he illegally sold vapes to one of the alleged child victims and another, younger, girl when they were both under the age of 18.

Proceedings were delayed, but the latest calling of the case at Greenock Sheriff Court heard that both the Crown and Khan’s defence team were prepared to continue to a jury trial scheduled for July 15.