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St Helens man Stephen Sumner accused of sexually abusing girls
A MAN has been remanded in custody after appearing before St Helens Magistrates’ Court court charged with a series of serious sexual offences against girls under the age of 16.
Stephen Sumner, 20, from Holbrook Close in Sutton, faces eight counts dating between January 1, 2011 and May 12, 2013.
Seven of the charges brought under the Sexual Offences Act 2013 cite girls under the age of 16 as victims.
Court records state that the ages of alleged victims range between 13 and 15. One charge relates to an alleged sexual assault in Wigan in which the victim was under the age of 13.
One of the charges relates to an offence against a woman.
He will appear at Liverpool Crown Court later this month.