Two in court charged with raping a teenage girl in Bognor

Two men have appeared in court charged with raping a 15-year-old girl in Bognor Regis in 2015, according to police.

Michael Bissett, 19, formerly of Lyon Street, Bognor, has been charged with engaging in penetrative sexual activity and rape of a girl aged under 16 and George Lawrence, 20, of Sandringham Way, Bognor, has been charged with two counts of rape against a girl aged under 16 on July 6, 2015, at an address in Bognor, Sussex Police said in a statement.

Lawrence appeared at Worthing Magistrates’ Court on April 18 and Bissett appeared there on April 25, police said.

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According to police, both were on conditional bail. The case has been sent to Portsmouth Crown Court for trial on May 22.

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