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Defendant Joseph Bell of St Leonards-on-Sea in Sussex accused of raping teenager he met in Tunbridge Wells area

04 December 2013
by KentOnline reporter

A man's been remanded in custody accused of grooming and raping a 14-year-old girl after allegedly contacting her through a social media site.

Joseph Bell, 26, has been charged with three counts of rape and one of grooming after, it is alleged, he contacted the girl through social media and met her in the Tunbridge Wells area on November 28.

The case was heard at Maidstone Magistrates' Court

The case was heard at Maidstone Magistrates' Court

Bell, of North Street in St Leonards-on-Sea in East Sussex, was remanded by Maidstone magistrates.

He is also accused of assaulting a 16-year-old boy, and is due before Maidstone Crown Court on December 20.


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