Fleetwood man charged with raping 13 year-old makes first court appearance

He is due to appear at Preston Crown Court on October 18
He is due to appear at Preston Crown Court on October 18
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A 56-year-old man has made his first court appearance charged with raping a 13-year-old girl four times.

Kevin Sutcliffe of Broadwater Gardens, Fleetwood, is alleged to have groomed the girl before committing the offences in Fleetwood on September 1 and 3 this year.

Sutcliffe also faced allegations that he committed two serious sexual assaults on the girl and two charges of taking indecent photographs of her.

Sutcliffe was committed for trial at Preston Crown Court where he will appear on October 18.

There was no application for bail and indication of his pleas.