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Last Updated: Thursday, 3 November 2005, 14:05 GMT
Man, 50, charged with 1989 rape
A man has been charged with the rape of a 14-year-old girl in South Tyneside 16 years ago.

Alan Blackwell, 50, who is originally from South Tyneside, was charged with the attack which happened in Jarrow in July 1989.

He will appear before South Tyneside Magistrates' Court on 11 November.

Police said the arrest followed Phoenix Investigations which uses new technology to reinvestigate rapes and serious sex assaults.

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