Man extradited from Florida over Devon rape charges

A man has been extradited from Florida to be charged with the rape of two Devon teenagers in the 1980s and 90s.

David James, 61, of Skyline Drive, Orlando, is accused of 11 offences.

They include two counts of rape, six of indecent assault and three counts of gross indecency against girls aged under 14 and 16, in east Devon.

Mr James, who has lived in the US for 10 years, was remanded in custody. He is due to appear at Exeter Crown Court on 28 August.

Defence lawyer Jennifer Stetson, who made no application for bail, said her client would deny the allegations.

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