Saturday 18 November 2017

Teenage boy charged with raping a 14-year-old girl

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Lizzie Dearden

A teenage boy has been charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in Newhaven.

A spokesperson for Sussex Police said the 17-year-old suspect was due to appear at Brighton Magistrates’ Court over Friday night’s attack.

Det Insp Gavin Patch, of the East Sussex Community Investigation Team, said: “Services continue to support the 14-year-old victim and her family through this traumatic experience.”

The assault came a month after another 14-year-old girl was raped twice in one night near a railway station in Birmingham.

Police said the first attack happened near Aston Villa football ground, with the victim later flagging down a passing car to ask for help and being raped by the driver.

Independent News Service

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