Child rape charge

An alleged child rapist accused of a string of sex offences against a girl in Portishead has denied all charges.

An alleged child rapist accused of a string of sex offences against a girl in Portishead has denied all charges.

Tattooed Stephen Thompson is accused of raping a girl under the age of 14 and molesting her between May 1978 and August 1988.

The 44-year-old, of Marine Parade, Pill, replied "not guilty" to four charges of rape and five charges of indecency with a child under the age of 14 years when he appeared in the dock at Bristol Crown Court last Friday (Feb 8).

Thompson, who was smartly dressed in a short-sleeved black shirt and sported a tattoo of a guitar on one arm, was then released on bail by Judge John Foley on the condition he did not contact the complainant.


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He will return to the court to stand trial on a date to be fixed.

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