South Scotland

Schoolboy in Jedburgh Sheriff Court on rape charge

A schoolboy has appeared in private at Jedburgh Sheriff Court accused of raping a 15-year-old girl.

The 16-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, faces a single charge under the Sexual Offences Scotland Act 2009.

His address was given as the Scottish Borders and the alleged offence is said to have happened last month.

He made no plea or declaration and was granted bail by Sheriff Peter Paterson.

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