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Man in court over teenager's rape ordeal
5:31pm Friday 4th January 2013 in News
A MAN has appeared in court charged with subjecting a 15-year-old girl to a horrific ordeal in which she was allegedly kidnapped and raped.
Abdul Miah, 19, appeared before Newcastle Crown Court via a videolink from Durham Prison for a brief hearing, during which no pleas were entered.
He was charged with rape, kidnap, false imprisonment, robbery, making threats to kill and possessing an offensive weapon.
The charges arose from an incident on December 18 which involved a 15-year-old girl in Elswick, Newcastle.
Miah, of Elswick, wore a buttoned-up grey shirt for the brief hearing before Judge James Goss, the Recorder of Newcastle.
No trial date was set and another hearing will take place in a fortnight. He was remanded in custody until then.