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Opemipo Jaji to face trial next year over rape charges

A man charged with rape after an 11-year-old was attacked on her way home from school will stand trial next year.

The girl was dragged into Jubilee Park in Lower Edmonton, north London, after getting off a school bus at about 17:00 GMT on 23 November.

Opemipo Jaji, 18, who appeared via videolink, is accused of rape and attempted rape.

The Old Bailey judge set a provisional trial date of 10 April and a plea hearing of 31 January.

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