The man accused of murdering south London schoolgirl Tia Sharp has appeared at the Old Bailey.
Stuart Hazell, who 37, from New Addington, is charged with murdering the 12-year-old between August 2 and 11.
He appeared via video-link from Belmarsh prison in south east London, wearing an orange T-shirt and sitting next to a prison officer. He only spoke to confirm his identity and that he could understand proceedings. No application for bail was made.
Hazell was remanded in custody and will appear for a plea and case management hearing at the same court on November 19.
Tia's body was found at her grandmother Christine Sharp's home in New Addington last Friday, a week after she was reported missing.
A provisional trial date for Hazell was set for January 21 next year.