A man is to stand trial accused of violent attacks on three children including battering a six-year-old boy with a belt and strangling a 12-year-old girl.
Marek Maludzinski is alleged to have assaulted the children at an address in Dundee between January and August 2011.
He is accused of attacking the 12-year-old girl by seizing her by the neck, compressing her throat and restricting her breathing.
Maludzinksi faces a second charge of attacking a nine-year-old boy by striking him on the head.
He is also said to have assaulted a six-year-old boy by repeatedly punching and kicking him on the head and body.
Prosecutors say he also struck him on the body with a belt to his injury.
Maludzinski, 42, of Balgarthno Terrace, Dundee, pleaded not guilty to the three charges of assault.
The Polish national had to give instructions to his lawyer using an iPhone translation app on Monday after no translator was brought to court to interpret for him.
John Hall, defending, said: "He speaks no English and there is no interpreter. I have taken instructions this morning via an iPhone translation app."
"The Crown summary of evidence and complaint was given to him in Polish but he can't understand today's proceedings."
Sheriff Richard Davidson continued the case one week for an interpreter to come to court.
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