Man (51) charged with rape and sexual grooming

Accused to appear in court in Belfast on Monday in relation to series of alleged offences

A man in to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court on Monday charged with two counts of rape. File photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

A man in to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court on Monday charged with two counts of rape. File photograph: Paul McErlane/EPA

 

A 51-year-old man is to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court on Monday charged with a series of sexual offences including two counts of rape, the PSNI said on Sunday.

In addition to the rapes he is charged with threats to kill, attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming, causing a child to watch a sexual act and sexual communication with a child.

The charges are in relation to a report of a number of sexual offences which allegedly occurred in the Belfast area and online over a period of time.