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Maintenance man Ian Phipps appears in court on historic rape charges

25 January 2013

Maidstone Crown Court

A maintenance man denied committing two stranger rapes several years ago when he appeared at Maidstone Crown Court today.

Ian Phipps, of Hurricane Road, West Malling, is alleged to have attacked a woman at Wrotham Hill on June 6 1991 and a Halling schoolgirl on January 8 1986.

The 49-year-old, who was arrested in October last year, was remanded in custody and will stand trial on April 15.

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