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Man charged with rape and child sex offences

The alleged offences happened in the Belfast area and online.

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A man has been charged (Niall Carson/PA)

A man has been charged (Niall Carson/PA)

A man has been charged (Niall Carson/PA)

A 51-year-old man has been charged with rape and a range of other child sex offences.

The accused faces two counts of rape as well as charges of threats to kill; attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming; causing a child to watch a sexual act; and sexual communication with a child.

The charges relate to a report of sexual offences in the Belfast area and online over a period of time.

The man is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court on Monday March 30.

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