A MAN has appeared in court accused of raping a girl aged under the age of 16 more than 15 years ago.
Scott Mitchell, aged 40, allegedly raped the youngster in Plymouth in June 1998. He is also accused of indecently assaulting the girl between June and December that year.
Mitchell, of Morpeth Avenue in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, is further charged with inciting the complainant to perform a gross indecency. He did not enter a plea at Plymouth Crown Court.
Judge Paul Darlow set a trial date for November 18.
Mitchell was released on bail on condition he does not enter Plymouth, save for court appearances.
This is Devon