A 59-year-old man was charged on Thursday with having demanded sexual favours from a 14-year-old boy on a number of occasions.

A court heard how the alleged cases happened earlier this month in Żurrieq, the man's home town.

Magistrate Audrey Demicoli issued a protection order in favour of the alleged victim and his family while the aggressor was referred to Mount Carmel Hospital for medical checks.

Dr Lennox Vella was defence counsel.