A 19-year-old Ramelton man has been sent for trial to Derry Crown Court, charged with rape.

Shaun Anthony Hegarty from Elmcourt, Ramelton, appeared at Limavady Magistrate’s Court charged with raping a woman and intentionally touching her in a sexual manner on February 7 last year.

When asked if he wanted to call any witnesses or make any statement at this time Hegarty said no.

He was returned for trial to Derry Crown Court on a date to be fixed and released on his own bail on condition he does not enter Dungiven.

Hegarty is believed to be originally from Coleraine.

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