The BBC reports that Krzysztof Kubala, 46, was arrested after being detained by residents in the Strathfoyle area of the city on Friday.
Kubala, a factory worker of Lisfannon Park in the Bogside area of the city, appeared at Derry Magistrates’ Court on Monday for a first remand hearing.
He denies attempting to abduct five boys and a girl.
A detective constable told the court he believed he could connect the defendant to all six charges.
Defence solicitor Seamus Quigley told the court no bail address was available to the defendant.
“That is fundamental for any application for bail,” he said.
Mr Quigley said if had there been a bail address, there would have been police objections to any bail application.
“There have been some statements from some adults and it is hoped that achieving better evidence interviews will take place as soon as possible,” he added.
District Judge Barney McElholm said he hoped those interviews could take place soon due to the serious nature of the charges.
Kubala was remanded in custody.
He is due to appear in court via video link on Thursday, October 17.