Corey Urquhart, 21, of Blackhillock Farm, Aberlour, denies raping the youngster at locations in Dundee on various occasions during a period of more than a year.
He appeared at Dundee Sheriff Court accused of assaulting the child, lying on a bed and cuddling the child at two houses in Dundee and elsewhere on various occasions between 2016 and 2017.
He allegedly kissed the child on the mouth, removed the child’s clothes and underwear, lay on top of the child, induced the child to lie on top of him, sexually assaulted the child, induced the child to touch him and raped the child.
Both the defence and the Crown stated they were ready for trial.
Sheriff Alastair Brown set a trial date of March 12.