Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 20 August 2014

Man facing rape charge barred from Northern Ireland

A man charged with raping a 15-year-old girl in the grounds of a school in Derry must keep out of Northern Ireland, a High Court judge has ruled.

The prohibition was imposed on Adam Titheridge by Mr Justice McLaughlin as he was granted bail to live at an address in Kent.

Titheridge (20) is accused of carrying out a drink and drugs-fuelled sex attack on the girl before rummaging through her bag and then fleeing.

He denies charges of rape and aggravated assault over the incident in July last year.

Titheridge, of Glenside Gardens in Derry, but originally from England, claims they had consensual sex following a chance meeting as she was walking home, the court heard.

According to the girl, he forced her over a wall into the grounds of Foyle and Londonderry College.

Barry Valentine, prosecuting, said she was then allegedly pushed to the ground, pinned down and raped.

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