Northern Ireland

Man to face trial for raping girl

A 22-year-old man is to go on trial at Londonderry Crown Court charged with raping a girl under 16.

The defendant - who cannot be named for legal reasons - is also accused of sexual assaulting and intentionally touching the girl in a sexual manner.

The man, who denies the charges, was released on bail until his trial begins in March.

He was also ordered not to have any direct or indirect contact with three juvenile witnesses.