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Darren Jeffries charged with raping children

A 47-year-old man has been charged with a series of sex offences against girls.

Darren Jeffries, of Roonagh Court, in Sittingbourne, Kent, has been accused of a total of six counts of rape and six counts of gross indecency involving girls aged between five and 17.

The assaults are alleged to have taken place in Kent and the Furzton area of Buckinghamshire between 2000 and 2012.

He will appear at Guildford Crown Court on Monday.

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