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Last Updated: Saturday, 13 August 2005, 10:24 GMT 11:24 UK
Youth remanded over girl's rape
A 16-year-old youth has been remanded in custody in connection with the double rape of a teenage girl in the Blacks Road area of west Belfast.

The youth is charged with aiding and abetting rape, four counts of robbery and assault and various other charges.

A detective told Craigavon Magistrates Court that when charged in police custody he replied not guilty to the charges of aiding and abetting rape.

He said the youth, who cannot be named, made no reply to the other charges.

The youth is due to appear in court again via videolink at the end of the month.

The charges follow an incident in which a 15-year-old girl was raped and four other young people robbed and assaulted on Saturday 6 August.


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