Boy (16) appears in court over double rape


A 16-year-old youth was remanded in custody this morning in connection with the double rape of a teenage girl in west Belfast on August 6th.

He was charged with aiding and abetting rape, four counts of robbery and assault and other charges.

Craigavon Magistrates Court heard that when the youth, who can't be named, was charged in police custody he replied not guilty to charges of aiding and abetting rape and made no reply to the other charges.

He is due to appear in court again via videolink at the end of the month.