Child rape accused turns up in court

Scales of justice

Scales of justice

A businessman facing a number of charges including the rape of a child was remanded on bail until the January 11, when he appeared at Magherafelt Magistrates Court

Kevin Fitzpatrick Nixon (39), of Cove Close, Ballyronan, faces six charges allegedly committed on July 3.

He is accused of raping and sexually assaulting the child, as well as assaulting two adults and resisting police.

Nixon and his defence representative failed to attend last week’s court, causing the judge to adjourn the case.