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Last Updated: Tuesday, 18 April 2006, 16:30 GMT 17:30 UK
Man admits rape of 12-year-old
A 38-year-old man, originally from Northern Ireland has admitted raping a 12-year-old girl in Blackpool.

William Adams denied 11 other counts of rape, three counts of sexual assault, sexual touching and child abduction - all relating to the same victim.

Adams, originally from Newtownabbey, County Antrim, appeared before Liverpool Crown Court via videolink. He was remanded in custody.

A trial date for William Adams has been set in September.

Last week parish priest Father Jeremiah McGrath, 62, from Roslea, County Fermanagh, was released on bail after denying related charges.

Fr McGrath has pleaded not guilty to one charge of sexual assault and three of facilitating a child sexual offence.

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