Northern Ireland

BBC Radio Foyle journalist charged with rape

Sean O'Halloran Image copyright Trevor McBride
Image caption Mr O'Halloran appeared at Londonderry Magistrates Court on Friday

A BBC journalist has appeared at Londonderry Magistrates Court charged with rape.

Sean O'Halloran, 29, from Northland Road, is accused of raping a woman in May last year.

The defendant, who is a journalist with BBC Radio Foyle, faces two additional charges of sexual assault on the same date.

A prosecution lawyer said she believed he had a case to answer.

He replied "no" when asked if he had anything to say to the charges.

He was remanded on bail of £500 to appear for an arraignment hearing at the Crown Court on 6 January.

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