South Scotland

Gatehouse of Fleet man Robson Pereira on rape charge

A man has appeared in court on 20 charges including one of rape and the others of indecent assault and lewd and libidinous practices.

Robson Pereira, 49, of Kirkclaugh, near Gatehouse of Fleet, appeared in private at Dumfries Sheriff Court.

The charges are alleged to have taken place in the Stewartry area over ten years to August 2012 - seven of them involving young people aged under 16.

No plea was made and the case has been continued.