Man charged with rape and sexual assault

A 28-year-old man appeared at Hastings Magistrates Court this week facing charges of rape and sexual assault.

He is charged with two offences of rape of a woman over 16, which took place on July 28 last year at Bexhill.

He is also charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Hastings between September 2003 and April 2004, and assaulting a girl aged 13 and over in Bexhill on July 28 last year.

No pleas were taken and he was committed to stand trial at Lewes Crown Court on October 19.