Great Yamouth man charged with raping girl in Lowestoft park

Norwich Magistrates Court. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich Magistrates Court. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

A 20-year-old man from Great Yarmouth has been remanded in custody this morning after being charged with the rape of a girl under 16 in a Lowestoft park, sexual grooming her and breaching a sexual harm prevention order. Christopher Neill, of Marsh Road, was arrested by Suffolk police officers on Monday after the girl reported that she had been raped in Fen Park on Sunday after meeting a man she had contact with on Facebook.

Neill was taken into custody and interviewed before being charged last night with rape, sexual grooming and breaching a sexual harm prevention order which prohibited him from contacting any girl under the age of 16 or being in the company of any female under the age of 16.

He appeared before Norwich magistrates this morning where he was remanded in custody pending his next appearance at Ipswich Crown Court on April 26.

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