A HEALTHCARE worker at Wycombe Hospital has appeared in court charged with sexual assault offences.

Keith Mockler was charged earlier this month with two counts of a care worker engaging in sexual activity with a woman who has a mental disorder and one of an sexual assault on a female.

The 52-year-old, of Herbert Road, High Wycombe, spoke only to confirm his name when he appeared at Aylesbury Crown Court this morning.

The offences are alleged to have taken place during a period in 2009 at Wycombe Hospital, where Mockler works as a healthcare assistant.

He is due back in court on September 23, when he is set to enter a plea. He was given unconditional bail.