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Man accused of raping his brother and sisters remanded

A man accused of raping his own brother and two sisters sat with his head in his hands during a court appearance in Belfast on Saturday.

The 23-year-old Belfast man — who cannot be named to protect his alleged victims — appeared in the dock at the city’s Magistrate’s Court accused of four counts of rape and three of indecent assault on dates unknown between January 1999 and December 2005.

The accused would have been aged between 12 and 18-years-old at the time of the alleged crimes.

He’s also charged with four counts of gross indecency and two of assault during the same period.

District Judge George Conner remanded the accused into custody to appear again on November 17.

Belfast Telegraph