Teenager charged with Tarka Trail sex attacks

A TEENAGE boy has been charged with a series of sex attacks on or near the Tarka Trail in Bideford. The 14-year-old, from Bideford, appeared before North Devon Youth Court on Tuesday accused of four charges of intentional sexual touching of a female, cont

A TEENAGE boy has been charged with a series of sex attacks on or near the Tarka Trail in Bideford.

The 14-year-old, from Bideford, appeared before North Devon Youth Court on Tuesday accused of four charges of intentional sexual touching of a female, contrary to the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

The boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, did not enter any pleas.

The case was adjourned until January 26. No application for bail was made and he was remanded into secure accommodation.


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The charges relate to alleged attacks near the Tarka Trail at East-the-Water on December 3 and 7 and January 1 and 5.

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