Man charged with raping and sexually assaulting boy

A man has made his first court appearance charged with multiple rape and sex offences against the same boy.

Saturday, 6th January 2018, 1:15 pm
Updated Saturday, 6th January 2018, 1:20 pm
Blackpool magistrates court

District Judge Jeff Brailsford sent Owen Burns for trial at Preston Crown Court where he will appear on February 7.

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The judge heard that 65-year-old Burns of Charnley Road,Blackpool faced 13 allegations of raping a boy and sexually assaulting the boy.

Burns was granted bail. He must sign-on at Blackpool police station three times a week and tell the police if he intends to take up the any employment.

He must have no contact with any witnesses in the case or enter a named road in the Blackpool area where his alleged victim lives.