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Man accused of raping girl, aged 12

A 57-year-old West Sussex man has been charged with raping and indecently assaulting a 12-year-old girl.

Andrew Hocking, from Copthorne, is alleged to have attacked the girl at his former home in Fareham, between 1982 and 1984.

Sussex Police said he was also charged last November with 11 offences of making indecent images of children between 1997 and 2011.

Mr Hocking appeared at Lewes Crown Court and was bailed until 22 December.

Sussex Police said their investigation was continuing and they wanted to speak to anyone who knew Mr Hocking in Fareham during the early 1980s.

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