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08 Dec 2021

Court News : South Derry man accused of raping two women

A South Derry man has been remanded in custody accused of multiple sexual offences against two females, some of which are recent and others dating back a number of years.

Court News : South Derry man accused of raping two women

Magherafelt Magistrates Court.

A South Derry man has been remanded in custody accused of multiple sexual offences against two females, some of which are recent and others dating back a number of years.

The accused, who is aged in his thirties and cannot be identified at this time, faces seven counts in total, four for rape, two for sexual assault and a single count of attempted rape.

In respect of the first complainant, it is alleged the accused sexually assaulted her on a date between 2010 and 2011.

There are then three counts of rape, one in 2015, followed by a date between 2018 and 2019, and finally the most recent on March 4.

In respect of the second complainant, there is an allegation of rape on a date between 2012 and 2015, as well as attempted rape and sexual assault on dates in 2019.

A police officer in charge of the case told Magherafelt Magistrates Court all matters could be connected.

There was no application for bail and the accused was remanded in custody to appear by video link later this month.

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