South Scotland

Teenager in court in Dumfries on rape charge

A 16-year-old boy has made a brief appearance in court at Dumfries on charges including rape.

The youth, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared in private before Sheriff George Jamieson.

He was on a petition which involved charges under the Sexual Offences Scotland Act.

No plea or declaration was made and he was committed for further examination and allowed bail.

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