Derry Court: Man accused of sexual activity with 13-year-old girl

Derry's Courthouse on Bishop Street. 3003JM66
Derry's Courthouse on Bishop Street. 3003JM66

A 22-year-old man has appeared in court accused of sexual activity with a 13-year-old girl.

Bernard Cooke, of Cornshell Fields, faces three charges of sexual activity with the girl on October 2.

He is further charged with trespassing at a Derry children’s home with intent to commit a sexual offence and attempted abduction of child in the care of the Western Health and Social Care Trust.

These charges relate to an alleged incident on October 8.

Cooke is further charged with sexual activity with a second child, who is also a resident at a children’s home, between September 26 and September 30.

Bail was refused and the 22-year-old was remanded in custody to appear in court again on November 6.

More to follow.