Man accused of raping one-day-old baby boy to stand trial

Published December 4, 2014 by JS2

STUART Young, 37, is also charged with raping a girl aged between six months and five years old and sexually abusing a nine-year-old girl.

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A MAN is to stand trial charged with sexually abusing a baby – when he was just a day old.

Stuart Young, 37, faced the allegation during a hearing today at the High Court in Glasgow.

It is claimed that on various occasions between April and July last year at properties in Edinburgh, Young abused the child and did rape him.

The boy is said to have been aged between a day and three months at the time.

Young is also accused of raping a young girl in Edinburgh. The allegations spans November 2008 and December 2013.

The girl was aged between six months and five years old. Young then faces a separate charge of assaulting her.

The indictment also claims Young sexually abused a nine year-old girl in 2013 in the capital.

Young faces a further charge of assaulting a woman and another allegation under the Children and Young Persons Act.

Young, of Sighthill, Edinburgh, denies the charges.

Judge Lord Turnbull set a trial due to start next April. The case is expected to last around seven days.

Young’s bail was continued until then.

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