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Teen in court on child sex charges

A teenager has been remanded in custody after being committed for trial in relation to a number of serious sexual offences against a female child.

The Co Londonderry accused, who is aged 18 but cannot be identified to protect the alleged victim, appeared before Magherafelt Magistrates Court yesterday for a preliminary enquiry.

He faces 10 charges which include rape, sexual assault and indecent assault alleged to have been carried out on various dates between April 2005 and June 2011.

This puts the accused's age at around 12 years old when the alleged assaults on the girl began.

A prosecution lawyer told the court there is a case to answer.

The accused was ordered to stand trial at Derry Crown Court on January 20.

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