Child rape accused in custody

A 46 year-old Greysteel man accused of child rape has been returned for trial at Derry Crown Court.

Christopher McGuinness, of Inishowen View, Greysteel, faces multiple counts of sexually assaulting a child under the age 13 years. The alleged offences occurred on dates between October 2008 and December 2010.

McGuinness appeared at Limavady Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday to face one charge of raping a child under 13, seven charges of sexually assaulting a child under 13, six counts of making indecent images of a child, three charges of causing a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity. He also faces two charges of attempted indecent assault on a female and two charges of attempted sexual assault of a female.

He was remanded in continuing custody for trial at Derry Crown on April 25.