Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Man accused of raping teenage girl 'must surrender passport'

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A man accused of raping a teenage girl in Belfast must surrender his passport as part of bail conditions, a judge ordered today.

Firat Akay was also banned from making any attempt to contact the alleged victim.

He will be released once a series of requirements are met, including the lodging of an £8,000 surety.

The 28-year-old, with an address at Sealands Parade, Belfast, faces three charges of rape, sexual assault by penetration and sexual assault.

The alleged offences relate to an incident in the Antrim Road area early on Saturday morning.

His application for bail was granted at Belfast Magistrates' Court today.

The Courts Service confirmed a series of conditions have been imposed under the order.

They include a ban on entering a designated area and a requirement to report to police daily.

Akay must also abide by an alcohol ban and live at an address approved by the PSNI.

The judge further prohibited him from attempting to speak to the alleged victim or any prosecution witnesses.

He must hand over his passport on his release.

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