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Man accused of abusing girl (13)

A man has appeared in court accused of sexually assaulting a schoolgirl in Belfast.

The 32-year-old faces two charges of touching the alleged victim without her consent. He cannot be named to ensure the girl's identity is protected.

A judge at Belfast Magistrates Court imposed the restrictions after being told the alleged victim is aged 13 and related to the accused's wife. Both alleged offences occurred in September 2011.

The accused was released on bail until hearing.

Belfast Telegraph