A Lancashire man has appeared before Blackpool Magistrates charged with historical sex offences.
54 year old Paul Timmis of Springfield Road in Bacup is accused of rape and other sexual offences against the same victim between 1987 and 2000. The 13 offences are alleged to have taken place in Blackpool, Kirkham, Freckleton, Salford and Walkden.
Timmis has been sent for trial at Preston Crown Court.
No indication of plea has been given at this stage and Timmis is bailed until July 11th, and granted bail.