24/10/2006

Man remanded over Strabane rape charge

A 22-year-old man who appeared at Omagh Magistrates Court this morning charged in connection with a serious sexual assault in County Tyrone in the early hours of yesterday morning, has denied the charges.

Dennis Hugh McDermott, 22, from Newtown Place, Strabane, appeared in court charged with rape and causing grievous bodily harm.

The charges are connected to the rape of a woman in aged in her 20s in the Derry Road area of Strabane at around 1am yesterday.

A solicitor for the defendant told the court that the woman had gone to his house and had consented to have sex with him.

He was remanded in custody and will reappear in court on November 23.

(EF)


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