Pensioner and man 'plotted to rape three-year-old girl' in Fife
Muriel Sim and Michael Leith faced the charges during a hearing at the High Court in Glasgow.
A pensioner is to face trial charged with plotting to rape a three-year-old girl.
Muriel Sim, 73, is alleged to have set up a plan with 47-year-old Michael Leith to rape the child and between July 2013 and last July at an address in Dunfermline, Fife.
They have been charged with "conspiring to rape and sexually assault".
The accusation includes a claim the pair exchanged text messages to attempt to "arrange a time or times" for them to "be alone" with the child.
Sim and Leith faced the charges during a hearing at the High Court in Glasgow on Thursday.
Prosecutors claim they also plotted to take indecent photos and videos of the girl.
They also face a separate charge under the Communications Act of sending messages that referred to them "participating in the rape of young children".
Sim, who also uses the name Melville, is further accused of sexually assaulting the child between July 2013 and April last year and is also charged with four child abuse allegations.
They will now stand trial at the High Court in Edinburgh on August 25.
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